What is better than one Sure Champ® summer intern? If you answered, two interns, you absolutely are correct! And in 2021, two bright, highly talented young college students will be hitting the road as the Sure Champ Summer Tour interns to help promote the message of Sure Champ and BioZyme®, network with young exhibitors and their families and learn more about what they potentially might want to do after college graduation.
Tyler Allan and Sarah Tisdel, students at Texas Tech University and Texas A&M, respectively have been selected to represent Sure Champ this summer as the interns. They will travel to multiple junior nationals to help represent the brand and its parent company while interacting with others. It will give the two college students the chance to learn more about the products, more about sales and marketing and expand their network.
“I am excited to welcome two outstanding interns to the team for our summer show tour. At the conclusion of the interview process, we were incredibly impressed with the accolades, experience and professionalism of both Sarah and Tyler, and we knew we wanted to hire them both. Their backgrounds in the livestock industry and passion for working with young people in our industry will serve as great assets for our goals this summer. It is my hope that they will not only help us fulfill our commitment to education and support of youth livestock events, but that we can also provide them with a rich learning environment that will help develop and polish their career skills for their future endeavors. The addition of Tyler and Sarah this summer will no doubt help us have the A TEAM at every summer show and event,” said Jessie Judge, BioZyme Brand Coordinator.
Tisdel is a senior at Texas A&M University majoring in Animal Science. She is a member of the livestock judging team, Texas Aggie Cattle Women, Saddle & Sirloin, and participated on the wool judging team. Growing up near Katy, Texas, she showed goats and steers, while feeding the Sure Champ products. She has extensive livestock photography experience. She is looking forward to the opportunity to work for a reputable company and be an active part of the team while helping promote products that she believes in, which she believes will be exceptionally valuable as she is considering graduate school in ruminant nutrition. She is also anticipating meeting more people from across the country.
“There’s nothing greater than the people who are involved in this industry and I think it’s been very noticeable, especially during this whole crazy pandemic that we’ve been able to see people come together and find those opportunities for kids to still participate. The people in this industry are the greatest, and that’s why I think people are so drawn to it. It’s not always about winning, and you know you’re going to lose sometimes, but it’s the people in this industry that keep you going and keep moving you forward,” she said.
Allan comes from a strong livestock background, and his family runs a successful cow-calf operation and sells and shows club calves and registered Hereford cattle. He is a senior at Texas Tech University, where he will earn a bachelor’s in Animal Science with an Animal Business option. He has shown cattle competitively across the country and says one of his proudest moments is when his brother showed the Reserve Grand Champion Polled Hereford Heifer at the VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo, one that they had raised. At Texas Tech, he is active in Block & Bridle and Agriculture Ambassadors. He also attended the World Hereford Conference in 2020 in New Zealand.
“I am looking forward to being able to better myself in areas of salesmanship, communication and networking while being a part of a company that I’ve grown up around. I’m also really looking forward to learning more about the products from a nutritional standpoint and working with people that I’ve known and looked up to for a long time. I really appreciate that I was picked for this internship, especially with all that BioZyme does for the juniors in the Hereford Association; I’m really looking forward to being able to be a part of all of that,” Allan said.
The interns will accompany Judge to The Exposition and four cattle junior nationals where they will set up booths and provide educational sessions as well as fun activities for the attendees. They will spend limited time at the BioZyme world headquarters in St. Joseph, Missouri, preparing for the summer, learning more about the products and seeing where the products are manufactured. Offering internships is just one way BioZyme helps young people #preptowin in life, as part of its outreach principle. Follow along with Tisdel, Allan and Judge on the Sure Champ Summer Show Tour on social media summer.