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Thank You Kimberly!

When August rolls around everyone knows that back to school season is here!  Today we would like to say a big thank you to our Validus Summer Intern, Kimberly Martens!

Kim had the opportunity to see the entire auditing process from scheduling to conducting the audit to sending out the final report during her time here.  She also shadowed multiple animal welfare audits in different species, mainly swine and dairy, environmental audits, and feed audits including Safe Feed/Safe Food, HACCP, and Restricted Use Protein Products.  Kimberly leaned a lot from her internship including how her knowledge from the classroom applies to the whole auditing process as well as how to interact with producers not only at their farm, but at tradeshow events as well.  Kim even had the opportunity to become both PQA and TQA certified while representing Validus at the World Pork Expo in June.

Kimberly has been a big help around the office this summer and we wish her the best of luck as she returns for her final year at Iowa State University.  She will graduate in May with her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with a minor in Dairy Science.

Thank you Kimberly for all the hard work this summer and good luck with your year at ISU!