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Hi, my name is Nicholas Williams and I will be the 2023-2024 Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association Marketing Intern! I am the son of Mike and Janet Williams. I will be glad to continue the promotion of Wisconsin Maple Syrup, along with the development of my own experiences with Wisconsin Maple Syrup!
This is my first year with this association and I hope to see what it is about! I have been involved with Maple Syrup production ever since I could remember, like elementary school young remember. I was a really large advocate of Maple Syrup at Winneconne High School, with even going to state in FFA for my subjects in Maple Syrup.
I am currently in my freshman year at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point to get a Bachelor's degree in forestry. With this degree, I hope to work with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in order to help develop and/or improve the vast amount of environments and resources that Wisconsin holds.
With this, I am excited to be able to work with the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association in the promotion of the amazing product that is made. Not amazing just because of its uniqueness, but because of the communities and relationships Maple Syrup has help form here in Wisconsin.
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Hello everyone! I’m excited about beginning my yearlong internship. I’m looking forward to promoting maple syrup, becoming even more involved in the association, and visiting different maple syrup operations across the state.
I have been involved in the association for about 5 years. I also own a maple syrup and honey business, but I have been making maple syrup since I was young.
Currently, I attend the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay. I will be graduating in the Spring of 2023 with a major in Business Administration Entrepreneurship and a minor in Accounting. I am excited to meet all of you and enhance my knowledge. -Alicia Baroun
Alicia is the granddaughter of Don and Evelyn Van Deurzen. Daughter of Jon and Theresa Baroun.
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.