PRESIDENT - Ethan Holland ([email protected]) ​​
Hello, I am Ethan Holland, a senior at N.C. State University double majoring in Ag Business and Poultry Science with a minor in Animal Science. I am from Olin, NC, a small rural community in northern Iredell County where I grew up on my family’s 350 cow dairy.  At a very young age, I began to develop my passion for agriculture and continued through participating in 4-H, FFA and youth breed associations all through grade school. 

While at N.C. State I have continued to grow and develop my passion for agriculture through my involvement in clubs such as the Young Farmers & Ranchers Club, Poultry Science Club, and the Dairy Science Club, of which I currently serve as President.  Also, I had the privilege and honor to be selected and participate in both the Jesse Helms Policy Fellowship Endowment and the Warren Leadership Policy Program within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  Through these opportunities, I have been able to take my skills and knowledge learned at N.C. State and apply it while working on Capitol Hill and in Raleigh at the State legislature.  Additionally, I have continued to stay true to my roots by initiating a collaborative effort with my peers in starting a collegiate dairy judging team, the first in 10 years at N.C. State, that recently represented North Carolina at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. Looking towards the future after graduation in May 2018, I plan to build upon my knowledge by hopefully entering law school and continuing my studies. Long term, it is my desire to work in government relations for a commodity stakeholder in Washington, D.C. (preferably the National Milk Producers Federation or the U.S. Poultry Association).  

All in all, wherever my future leads, I will always strive to promote agriculture, an industry that has given me an abundance of opportunities over the years and which I truly am grateful to be a part of.  In closing, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to each and every individual who continues to invest in the future generation of agriculturalist and from the bottom of my heart I say “thank you” for investing in me as well!

VICE PRESIDENT - Carria Womble ([email protected])
My name is Carrisa Womble and I am the Vice President of Dairy Science Club. I am a junior majoring in Animal Science and minoring in Microbiology. After graduation, I hope to obtain my DVM and pursue a career in either dairy production medicine or academia. In addition to playing with cows, my other hobbies include learning Spanish, roller-skating, and spending time with my high maintenance cat, Brando.

SECRETARY - Torie Boyte
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Hi, my name is Torie Boyte! I am a Sophomore here at NC State, currently in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. Although I am not an Animal Science major, I still love cows and agriculture and wish to support it as best as I can! One interesting fact about me I would say is that I go roller skating every Wednesday night with a bunch of people, "skate family," and we skate, dance (on skates) and practice tricks together. 

Treasurer- Shauna Somerville   ([email protected]
My name is Shauna Somerville and I am the Treasurer of Dairy Science Club. I am studying Animal Science here at NCSU. I am from Gastonia, North Carolina which is about 40 minutes outside of Charlotte. I live on a family agritourism farm with my mom and stepdad and have ran my own dairy business with my Jersey/Norwegian Red cow, Lil Red, for 4 years. On my farm, we also have horses, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, and dogs. Growing up with my dairy cow, I have milked every morning and night before and after school and in between my other jobs and then sold the raw milk, made cheese, and made butter. Here at NCSU I also volunteer at the Swine Unit and hope to do some research in nutrition and reproduction in the coming years. Go Pack!!

REPORTER- ​ Garrin Shipman ([email protected])
Hi everyone! I'm Garrin Shipman and a senior in Animal Science from Wingate, NC. While I do not come from a dairy background, my family and I own, exhibit, and raise Paso Fino horses. I have worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Lab for Equine Regenerative Medicine as well as Applied Swine Nutrition during my time here at NCSU. My plan is to pursue graduate work in swine nutrition upon graduation. 
HISTORIAN - Sierra Simmerman ([email protected]
Sophomore in Animal Science with a concentration in industry. From Monroe, NC and began an interest in Dairy when I competed in Dairy judging and traveled to the National FFA competition. Also involved in the eventing equestrian team at NC State, Animal Science Club, Sigma Alpha professional agricultural sorority, CALS Honors, and student worker at Extension Horse Husbandry. Favorite breed is Guernsey
AGRI-LIFE REPRESENTATIVE- Nathalie Trantham ([email protected])
My name is Natalie Trantham and I am one of the Agri-Life Council Representatives for Dairy Science Club. I am a senior in Animal Science with a minor in History. Dairy cows are my favorite animals and I'm super interested in the reproductive physiology aspects of the industry. My favorite breed of cow is Guernsey, and I've recently upped my dairy intake to include lots of high-quality chocolate Jersey milk. My hobbies include reading, watching The X-Files, and petting Carrisa's cat, Brando. I'm excited for this semester! 
AGRI-LIFE REPRESENTATIVE- ​Jason Graham       ([email protected])
Hello, my name is Jason Graham and I am a senior in animal science. I currently work in the animal science department in the quantitative genetics department as a undergraduate researcher. My career goals involve working in the industry as a quantitative geneticist for an animal genetics company. After graduation I have an internship with ABS Global  this summer and then I will be working on my masters in animal breeding and genetics at NC State.