Robin Kleine of Lowell, Ind., and Labecca Johnson of LaCrescent, Minn., have been selected as the Accelerated Genetics Marketing Communications Interns. They will be based out of the Accelerated Genetics Administrative Headquarters located in Baraboo, Wis. During the summer, Kleine and Johnson will be responsible for interviewing, researching and writing feature articles for the Genetic Trends newsletter, writing news releases, designing promotional brochures, updating the company website, working with the Accel-Link electronic newsletter, helping with the development of advertising campaigns, and representing Accelerated Genetics at various conferences, conventions, shows and events throughout the summer. Kleine grew up on a diversified crop and livestock operation which involves 3,000 acres and until recently a 200-sow commercial hog operation. In addition, she exhibited beef cattle across the country and began a business with her younger brother – RJ Show Cattle. Together they market a small number of club calves each year. Currently Kleine attends Kansas State University where she is majoring in Agricultural Communications and Journalism/Animal Sciences and Industry with a minor in Leadership Studies. At college she is active in the Sigma Alpha professional agricultural sorority, KSU Block & Bridel, Little American Royal, KSU Collegiate Cattlewomen and is on the KSU Dairy Cattle Judging Team. Kleine has work experience as a Summer Intern for Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show, Web Assistant for K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, Communications Assistant for K-State Department of Horticulture, Forestry and Recreation Resources, and Summer Intern for K-State Youth Livestock Programs. Labecca Johnson has been extremely involved on her family's dairy farm – Pine Creek Farms, Inc. She has been involved with milking, feeding, calf care, and general farm labor. Besides her on-farm-related activities, Johnson works seasonally as a Loan Processing Intern for Pro Partners and is an Independent Consultant designing brochures, ads, logos, presentations and movies for various banquets, weddings and conventions. She also is a Direct Support Worker for REM Wisconsin and a Direct Care Worker for PossAbilities. Prior to these experiences she worked for The Mac Guys as a Apple Products Professional and has experience trouble shooting computer issues and served as a Information Specialist for the UWRF Career Services. This fall Johnson will return to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she is majoring in Marketing Communications–Agricultural Emphasis with a minor in Speech Communications. At the university she is an active member of the UWRF Dairy Club and serves as the Yearbook Editor. During 2009-2010 she served at the Minnesota State FFA Reporter. She also served as a Houston County Dairy Princess and was Princess Kay of the Milky Way Finalist. Accelerated Genetics is a global provider of bovine genetics and research, reproductive services, and solution-based animal health products. Accelerated Genetics' vision is to be the forerunner in developing innovative technologies and exceptional services that will aid customers in achieving their ultimate herd goals.