SETTLEMENTS SPECIALIST, ELKHORN VALLEY ETHANOL/LOUIS DREYFUS COMMODITIES
NORFOLK, NE (JULY 2009 – AUGUST 2010)
•Reconcile outbound tickets for modified wet and dry distillers grains and ethanol; Apply distillers/corn tickets to sales/purchase contracts respectively; Enter purchase/sales contracts into data system; reconcile commodity reports and freight invoices; Enter daily production/commercial data into complex spreadsheets; Settle outbound invoices with cash-on-delivery customers; Review inbound settlement sheets; Grain Receiving assistance; Answer phones; Assist plant visitors, providing with proper safety equipment, ensure all guests sign in upon entrance and out upon leaving
TEMPORARY/TRAINEE OFFICE CLERK/GRAIN RECEIVER, ELKHORN VALLEY ETHANOL/LOUIS DREYFUS COMMODITIES
(VIA AVENTURE STAFFING) NORFOLK, NE (APRIL 2009 – JULY 2009)
•Grade inbound corn samples, probe inbound corn trucks, apply scale tickets to contracts, enter purchase/sales/spot/pricing contracts, match freight invoices, daily reporting, assist in answering phones
FRONT DESK ASSISTANT, NORFOLK LODGE & SUITES, NORFOLK, NE (APRIL 2009 – MAY 2009)
•Assist guests with reservations, check-in, check-out, various other needs/requests
INTERN, FIVE RIVERS RANCH CATTLE FEEDING LLC, COLORADO BEEF FEEDERS, LAMAR, CO (SUMMER 2008)
•Environmental/Maintenance department; Operated, repaired, and serviced all equipment; utilized computerized fleet management system; pen cleaning and manure management; fence and water tank maintenance; weed and dust control; irrigation using fresh water and effluent; daily, weekly, monthly environmental recordkeeping, meetings, cleaning lagoon; irrigation research project involving NRCS and USACE; attended and presented monthly staff safety meetings; updated department MSDS book according to current inventory on hand.
CASHIER, BOMGAARS, NORFOLK, NE (MAY 2005 – JANUARY 2008)
•Farm Supply Store Cashier, assist customers, rotate & shelve stock, assemble merchandise
CASHIER, RUNNINGS, BROOKINGS, SD (SEPTEMBER 2006 - MAY 2007)
•Farm Supply Store Cashier, assist customers, evening cleaning, stock clothing
AG-CEPTIONAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE, NORFOLK, NE (NOVEMBER 2010) (STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER, DECORATIONS CO-CHAIR)
•Attended agricultural based workshops relating to "Who am I? Who are you? Who are we together?"; "She who Laughs, Lasts"; Leadership Lessons on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; 5 Tips to Becoming a Better Communicator; Animal Rights - Ripple Effects; and Agriculture & Social Media: Tell Your Story.
UNL & USMARC DNA FORUM
•Attended presentations relating to DNA technology in the beef industry. Topics included marker-assisted EPDs, Index Selection, economics of using DNA markers for seed stock production, parentage testing, and current research of genotyping, as well as individual rancher perspectives.
NEBRASKA WOMEN IN AG CONFERENCE, KEARNEY, NE (FEBRUARY 2010)
•Attended agricultural based workshops relating to advocating for agriculture, controlling stress, understanding consumers’ passions and how they affect their views of agriculture, tips for preparing for calving season, using basic computer software to organize farm/personal records, and hosting parties with new and exciting ideas.
NEBRASKA/WYOMING FARM BUREAU YOUNG FARMERS & RANCHERS CONFERENCE, SCOTTSBLUFF, NE (JANUARY 2010)
•Toured UNL Panhandle Research Feedlot, KNEB Radio, and the Farm & Ranch Museum
•Attended seminars relating to leadership in agriculture, commodity updates, animal welfare
•Attended discussion meet regarding safety of the food supply in the United States.
AG-CEPTIONAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE, NORFOLK, NE (NOVEMBER 2009) (STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER)
•Attended agricultural based workshops relating to Nebraska tourism, Agri-Tourism, animal rights issues, effective methods of making financial decisions based on value and cost of gain for beef cattle, self-gratitude, process for positive change in our lives, and a farm wife’s many “hats” in various roles.
NEBRASKA WOMEN IN AG CONFERENCE, KEARNEY, NE (FEBRUARY 2009)
•Attended agricultural based workshops relating to agricultural careers, talking to bankers, farm financial records, Country of Origin Labeling, ownership/operation of family farms, animal rights issues, farm wife situations.
BEEF CATTLE PRODUCER, MADISON, NE (1995-PRESENT)
•Contribute to decisions regarding 50 head purebred Simmental cow/calf herd: animal health/records, input costs, profit/loss, daily feeding, calving assistance, develop and implement keep/cull criteria, capitalize on expected progeny differences and genetic improvements.
•Madison County Farm Bureau (2009-present), Youth-At-Large (August 2010-present)
•Madison County Extension Board (February 2010-present)
•Nebraska Farm Bureau, Young Farmers & Ranchers (2009-present)
•Ag-ceptional Women’s Conference Steering Committee (May 2009-present), Decorations Co-Chair (July 2010-present)
•Nebraska Simmental Association (2007-present)
~ Nebraska Junior Simmental Association (1999-2007), Secretary (2005-2007), Alternate Queen (2005-2006)
•American Simmental Association (2007-present)
~ American Junior Simmental Association (2003-2007)
•Life on the Farm (2003-2006, 2009), taught grade school children about beef cattle production (2003-2006), dairy production (2009)
•4-H county fair volunteer (2004-present), Bucket Calf Interview judge (2005-2009), Bucket Calf Superintendent (2008), Co-Superintendent (2009)
•SDSU Ceres Women’s Fraternity (2006-2008), Secretary (2008)
•SDSU Block and Bridle (2006-2008), Ag in the Classroom committee member (2007)
•SDSU 84th and 85th Little International staff, fundraising assistant (2006 - 2008)
•NECC livestock judging team (2004-2006)
•4-H member (1995-2004), Beef, Livestock Judging, Veterinary Science, Photography, Presentations, Speech, Sewing, Cooking, Community Service.
•Microsoft Office, Microsoft Digital Imaging, HP Photo & Imaging, Microsoft Dynamics, Internet Explorer, 55 wpm typing, excellent public speaking/communication, excellent customer relations experience, general accounting/financing knowledge.
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY (SDSU), BROOKINGS, SD
•Bachelor of Science Degree
•Major: Animal Science – Business & Production Specialization
•Minor: Ag Business
•Cumulative GPA: 2.88/4.0
NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (NECC), NORFOLK, NE
•Associate of Science Degree
•Major: Ag Transfer
•Institutional GPA: 3.369/4.0
•Ag Business Mgmt, Ag Records, Ag Law, Integrated Ranch Mgmt, Animal Science, Feeds & Feeding, Meats: Production to Consumption, Livestock Evaluation & Marketing, Anatomy & Physiology of Animals, Beef Production, Advanced Animal Nutrition, Livestock Reproduction, Current Issues in Animal/Range Sciences, Ag Marketing & Prices, Principles of Animal Breeding, Ag Waste Mgmt, Genetics, Ag Finance, Accounting.
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