Michelle Stangler is excited to share the story of Wisconsin Maple Syrup as the 2021-2022 intern. After growing up on a small dairy farm in Watertown, WI she knew how valuable the community within agriculture is and remains dedicated to sharing the positive story of agriculture in her life. She is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls majoring in Marketing Communications and minoring in Agricultural Business. She enjoys collecting sap near sunset hours at her friend’s maple syrup business, Crotteau’s Sunset Maples near Cameron, WI, which has been in the family for 4 generations! Stangler realizes the family aspect within the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association and wants to engage with students and consumers sharing what maple syrup all has to provide!
Kenni Bores is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she is studying agriculture marketing communications with minors in dairy science and agriculture business. She grew up on her family's dairy farm in Auburndale, WI where she developed a love and passion for all things agriculture. When she's not in a class, Kenni loves to create charcuterie boards, hang out with friends, and go shopping.
Rachel VanDeurzen is the 2019-2020 Maple Marketing Intern. She is currently a double major in agribusiness science technology and agronomy with a sub-major in precision agriculture at Fox Valley Technical College where she will be graduating in the spring of 2020. Her background includes a variety of agriculture that ranges from Dairy/Livestock health and management to soil and tissue testing. One aspect of Her childhood that played a big role in her future in agriculture was helping her grandparents each year to produce pure maple syrup. She remembers trying to carry the 5-gallon pails of sap to the trailer after they had become full, trying not to spill knowing how much sap was needed to create just a single gallon of maple syrup. Spending time with her family during the maple syrup season broadened her perspective of agriculture and taught her that people are willing to learn more about the industry as long as there are ways to learn from it. As the maple marketing intern, she would like not only to better herself in public speaking but help the community understand the process of how pure maple syrup is made as well as how delicious it tastes with your favorite dishes.