Jill Pesek, a junior at South Dakota State University (SDSU) from Taunton, Minn., will serve as this summer's North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) intern. She is majoring in agricultural education with minors in agricultural journalism and animal science.
She has been a National Collegiate Agricultural Ambassador, Minnesota FFA Association state reporter, National FFA Organization beef placement proficiency award finalist, SDSU Agricultural and Biological Sciences ambassador, and Minnesota Beef ambassador and queen. She is an active member of Sigma Alpha professional agricultural sorority, Alpha Zeta agricultural honor society, and Block and Bridle. She has had internships at the 2007 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and with Land O'Lakes Feed.
“I am looking forward to working with the Limousin breed, which I have always thought of as progressive,” Pesek said. “Youth are the future of the industry, and I look forward to surrounding myself with their passion and enthusiasm.
“I always have had individuals in my life who have taken the time to listen and teach me about the beef industry, making sure I knew there would be a place in it for me,” she continued. “I can't wait to fill that role for other youth.”
NALJA strives to develop knowledgeable, motivated beef industry leaders while promoting the Limousin breed through fellowship, leadership and education.
The North American Limousin Foundation (www.nalf.org), headquartered
in Englewood, Colo., provides programs and services – including genetic evaluation of 5,000 active sires – to nearly 4,000 members and their commercial customers. The Limousin breed and its Lim-Flex® hybrid
lead the beef industry in muscle-growth efficiency and ideally complement British