Heckenlively Joins AGA as 2021 Intern

Lincoln, Nebraska – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the addition of Jadyn Heckenlively of Alma, Nebraska, who will fill the role of 2021 association summer intern. Jadyn will be assisting with many aspects of AGA operations during her internship, including the American Junior Gelbvieh Association (AGJA) junior classic.
When asked why she chose to apply for the AGA internship opportunity, Jadyn shares that she hopes to grow her knowledge of the cattle industry and add to her skillset.
“I’ve always had an interest in breed associations, but this is a sector that I haven’t been exposed to. I’m really hoping to become more knowledgeable about the seedstock industry,” she says. “I’m also hoping that my experience with AGA this summer, will give me direction on where I want to go and what I want to do after college.”
Jadyn currently attends University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where she serves as a student ambassador through the William H. Thompson Scholars Program, and will be of senior standing in the 2021-2022 school year. Jadyn is pursing a degree in agriculture communications.
Her interest in the cattle industry Jadyn attributes to her stepdad and grandpa, who are both involved in ranching, and her involvement in 4-H and FFA.
“Our internship program is focused on giving students a well-rounded experience with all facets of a beef breed association, from member services to the junior program,” says Megan Slater, AGA executive director. “We are excited to have Jadyn joining for us for the summer and assisting in these different areas.”
Jadyn began her internship on May 10, working out of the AGA office in Lincoln, Neb., and will serve in the role through mid-August.
The American Gelbvieh Association is a progressive beef cattle breed association representing 1,100 members and approximately 40,000 cows assessed annually in a performance-oriented total herd reporting system.