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Ava Doner returns as Ontario Holstein Branch Summer Student
April 26, 2017

The Ontario Holstein Branch is pleased to announce that Ava Doner has returned to the Branch team this summer.  

Ava Doner is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program at the University of Guelph as an Animal Science major and a minor in Business. She has been an active member throughout her school and community, dedicating countless hours to her role as Courtice Secondary School’s President.  AvaDoner_1cowsmo2017At University, her leadership has continued as she is a member of the Dairy Science Club, a participant of the OAC Leadership Conference, the President of the 4-H On Campus club and the Program Coordinator for the University of Guelph Junior Farmers club. Additionally, Ava has had the opportunity to travel to Nova Scotia and Quebec representing the University as a member on the OAC Judging team.

Ava is very passionate and committed to the dairy industry and its community through various 4-H activities. Throughout her 4-H career, she has attended Provincial Leadership Camp, Future Leaders in Action, Discovery Days, Youth Adventure Camp and has been a member of the TD Canadian Dairy Classic team for the past 8 years. In 2014, Ava competed at the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin on the Ontario Judging Team and in 2015 she won Top Overall Individual in placings and reasons at the Inter-County Judging Competition. Additionally, Ava was a 2015-2016 4-H Ontario Ambassador where she traveled across Ontario to represent 4-H at different events. Currently, Ava holds the title of the 2016-2017 Orono Agricultural Society Fair Ambassador.

Ava commenced her employment on April 25th, 2017.  We are looking forward to Ava’s assistance on a number of projects throughout the summer and encourage everyone to introduce themselves to her when you have a chance.

Ava can be reached at [email protected]

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