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Meet the 2022 NILE Interns!

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BILLINGS, Mont. — The Northern International Livestock Exposition has selected ten collegiate interns to join the team for the 2022 NILE Stock Show and Rodeo.

Selected interns include Annie Bradley, Mackenzie Faircloth, McKenzie Mork, Leah Mosher, Jenna Paul, Lauren Pritchett, Emma Rich, Regann Skinner, Morgan Ward, and Bryanna Warner.

Since the intern program began in 2011, the NILE staff have come to depend on the great value interns bring to the production of the NILE. This year’s outstanding set of intern applicants made the selection process a challenge.

Coming from all over the U.S., this group possesses a wide variety of talent and experience that will be an asset throughout this 55th NILE Stock Show and Rodeo.

Interns will arrive on October 13th to help prepare for and execute the 2022 NILE Stock Show. They will be assisting with stock shows and sales, horse shows, youth education events, social media and more during their ten-day stay in Billings.

Help us welcome these students to Billings, to Montana, and to the NILE Stock Show!

Meet the 2022 NILE Interns

Sophie Adams

Sophie Adams

Sophie Adams is a junior at Iowa State University studying agricultural communications and Spanish. After graduating, she plans on joining a media or agriculture company to promote and preserve farming, ranching, and the western lifestyle. Adams is very excited to be a NILE Intern because the livestock and rodeo industry is one giant family. She's excited about this learning opportunity and the chance to promote the western lifestyle on a larger scale.
University of Wyoming | Equine Intern

Mackenzie Faircloth

Mackenzie Faircloth is a current senior at the University of Wyoming majoring in animal and veterinary science with a minor in agriculture business. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2023 and then pursue a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine. Once she obtains her DVM, Faircloth wants to return to the state of Wyoming and serve in a rural, underserved area as a large animal veterinarian. Serving as a NILE intern will allow Faircloth to explore the exposition and observe the youth showman aspiring to reach their potential with the livestock they have raised. Overall, she’s excited to contribute both her veterinary and business aspirations to the field of livestock exhibition and competitive events.
Montana State University | Equine Intern

McKenzie Mork

McKenzie Mork will be a senior this fall majoring in animal science with a concentration in science at Montana State University. She hopes to continue her education by obtaining her master’s degree in cattle genetics and eventually work in genetic improvement. Mork grew up in a small town called Hysham, Montana where her passion for agriculture began through showing horses and helping her parents start up their small Red Angus seedstock operation. She’s excited to become a NILE intern to see the other side of a stock show. By becoming an intern, she’ll have the opportunity to learn many skills within the industry and connect with many people and businesses connected to agriculture. Mork also looks forward to meeting a group a dedicated individuals like herself to spend the NILE with.
Kenzie Morris

Kenzie Morris

Kenzie Morris is from Yuma, Colorado where she grew up showing sheep competitively at all levels. Currently a senior at the University of Wyoming, she’s majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in Production and a minor in Agricultural Business. Morris is an active member of the Block and Bridle Club, Collegiate Woolgrowers, and was a summer intern at Premier Farm Credit. She looks forward to the opportunity to be part of the team that does everything for the youth to give kids the same opportunities she had. She also looks forward to making connections with influential people in the industry and making lifelong friendships.
Iowa State University | Livestock Intern

Leah Mosher

Leah Mosher will be a senior at Iowa State University this fall where she’s majoring in agriculture and rural policy studies with minors in animal science and general business. Hailing from the small, Central Iowa town of Liscomb, Mosher is the fifth generation of her family’s purebred Angus cattle operation. She plans to pursue a career in government relations with agriculture commodity organizations. Eventually, Mosher would like to return to her family’s operation as she believes God put us on this earth to be caretakers. From her perspective, that’s a caretaker of animals and people. She’s excited about a NILE internship as it’s obvious (from the outside looking in) that NILE staff and participants are passionate about traditional values, ones that our country and lifestyle were founded on.
South Dakota State University | Livestock/Media Intern

Jenna Paul

Jenna Paul will be a sophomore at South Dakota State University where she’s majoring in agricultural communications with minors in journalism and animal science. She grew up in Southeastern Montana, where her family has a commercial cow-calf operation. Paul grew up showing livestock at the county fair which eventually led her to apply and receive a NILE Merit Heifer. Through this experience she was able experience a bigger livestock show and the NILE as an exhibitor. This internship will allow her to play a more integral role in a stock show that she’s been attending for as long as she can remember. Additionally, this would help give her an insight to the production side of the NILE and will provide a great background for a future career in agricultural journalism.
Texas Tech University | Media Intern

Lauren Pritchett

Lauren Pritchett is from Montgomery, Texas where she grew up around a small cow-calf operation. Through that experience, she learned the ropes of agriculture. Following high school graduation, she carried this passion into her studies in Lubbock, Texas. Currently, Pritchett is a senior at Texas Tech University studying agricultural communications and is a current intern for National Sorghum Producers and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program. Following graduation, she plans on working in communications in the commodity industry. With her real-world experience, current internship, and background in the livestock industry, Pritchett feels she’s very capable of holding this position as a Media Relations intern for NILE. She plans on enhancing her professional career by networking and gaining more experience in the agriculture industry.
West Texas A&M University | Media Intern

Emma Rich

Emma Rich is from a small town in Texas called Sudan and is a senior at West Texas A&M University where she’s majoring in agricultural media and communication. Her journey in agriculture started as a freshman in high school where she discovered that she had a knack for presenting the FFA Creed. The blue jacket afforded Rich multiple opportunities to succeed. Many late nights and early mornings were spent in her barn working with her livestock projects, and during this time she fell in love with the people and practices of agriculture and developed a strong desire to advocate for it. Rich hopes to continue her service to the agriculture industry as an intern at the NILE by advertising what we are all about: traditions, authenticity, and hard work.
Montana State University

Morgan Ward

Morgan Ward is a junior at Montana State University studying animal science and agriculture education. She grew up in Central Montana on her family’s cattle and crop production ranch and throughout her youth was active in her local 4-H program and FFA chapter. After completing her undergraduate degree from Montana State, Ward plans to become an MSU Extension Agent to provide support and outreach to rural communities and both the youth and adults within the agriculture industry. She is so excited for the opportunity to be a NILE Intern and to meet and collaborate with the other NILE interns, while helping with the behind the scenes work that goes into making all that happens at the NILE possible.
Wilmington College | Livestock Intern

Bryanna Warner

Bryanna Warner is a senior at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio where she will graduate this winter with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and an associate degree in communication arts. Originally from Frewsburg, New York, she grew up raising and showing dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, and sheep at the county, state, and national level. Warner wishes to pursue a career in the events and education department of a livestock organization, and feels that with this position she will have the opportunity to connect with the youth in the organization who are also the future of agriculture. She’s excited to be a NILE intern because she believes such an opportunity will provide her with the exact fundamentals she needs to pursue such a passion and career.
A HUGE thank you to the 2021 NILE Interns for their hard work, dedication and time during the 2021 Stock Show!

Pictured from left to right:
Lyle Logemann - New Mexico State University
Cydney Whiteus - Texas A&M University
Brooke Johnson - Montana State University
Taylor Lindeman - University of Montana Western
Lindsey Sawin - West Texas A&M University
Lexi Montgomery - New Mexico State University
Eliza Hunzeker - Northwest Missouri State University
Haley Baker - Purdue University
Lauren Mosher - Iowa State University
Brandi Fuller - University of Wyoming

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