Brittany (Statz) Olson, 2015
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Brittany (Statz) Olson
Brittany Statz served as the 27th Hoard's Dairyman summer editorial intern. As part of our team, Brittany helped prepare the 2015 World Dairy Expo supplement, contributed to our HD Notebook blog, compiled the top 50 dairy co-ops list, wrote the Farm Flash page and prepared other articles for the magazine based on farm visits and meetings she attended.

Brittany hails from Friendship, Wis. As a young girl, Brittany spent time on her uncle's dairy farm. The family farm is no longer in operation, but those experiences early in life solidified Brittany's love for agriculture and her interest for a career in the dairy industry.

Brittany graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF). She majored in agricultural marketing communications and minoring in agricultural business.

On campus, Brittany was involved with the UWRF Collegiate Farm Bureau, serving as the organization's public relations officer. She was also a member of the UWRF Dairy Club and an ambassador for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

Brittany also served as the marketing intern for Federation Cooperative in Hixton, Wis. There, she created promotional materials and started a company Facebook page. She has also worked on two dairy farms.

Brittany has written freelance articles for The Country Today newspaper and is currently a blogger for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.

After graduation, she started as a staff writer for the Dairy Star and she and her husband Sam operate a dairy farm in northwestern Wisconsin.

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