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The Wisconsin Holstein Association is excited to announce Mara Budde, Fox Lake, Wis., as their Communications Associate.

Budde will create marketing and communications strategies, manage digital communications, plan events, create editorial for the Wisconsin Holstein News and help coordinate WHA youth events and programs. Additionally, she will play an important role in coordinating efforts for the 2019 National Holstein Convention.

"Mara's experience in social media and writing is a perfect fit for the WHA team," said Kevin Jorgensen, WHA Board President. "Additionally, her enthusiastic personality and knowledge of the dairy industry will be key assets to the membership."

Formerly the Sales and Marketing Assistant at Sassy Cow Creamery, a farmstead dairy in Columbus, Wis., Budde gained experience on the food processing side of the dairy, coordinated social media efforts, managed the retail store and planned promotional events.

Along with her role at WHA, Budde manages calves and helps milk 60 cows at Wildweed Holsteins & Jerseys. She enjoys spending time with the calves and young stock, watching them grow and develop. When time allows, Budde enjoys showing her Holsteins and Jerseys at all levels of competition.

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