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New GENEX Employees Complete Extensive Training Program

SHAWANO, Wisconsin — Twelve new employees of GENEX, a cattle genetics cooperative, recently completed a two-week training program held at the headquarters in Shawano, Wisconsin. During the training, the new employees increased their knowledge of cattle reproductive anatomy and physiology, heat detection, synchronization, semen handling, artificial insemination, and dairy genetics in order to better serve dairy producers across the U.S.

Those completing the program include reproductive technicians Samantha Roberts of Plattsburgh, New York; and Dustie Strasser of New Haven, Vermont; reproductive program technicians Roberto Real, of Silver Springs, New York; Rachel Stanley of Marathon, New York; Rick Jesnowski of Evansville, Minnesota; Gerard Marshall of Antwerp, New York; Luis Vazquez of Brookings, South Dakota; Carley Reisen of Platteville, Wisconsin; and Kenna Kirsnis of New Glarus, Wisconsin; and reproductive program senior technicians Steve Schneider of Cecil, Wisconsin; John Peters of Prescott, Wisconsin; and Jorie Skyzypchak of Edgar, Wisconsin.


Back row L to R: Rick Jesnowski, Luis Vazquez, Steve Schneider, John Peters, Samantha Roberts, Jorie Skrzypchak
Front row L to R: Roberto Real, Dustie Strasser, Rachel Stanley, Carley Reisen, Kenna Kirsnis, Gerard Marshall

For more information about GENEX cattle genetics and on-farm reproductive service, visit or contact customer service at 888.333.1783.

GENEX is the trusted provider of world-class animal genetics, progressive reproductive solutions, value-added products and innovative services. As a cooperative business, GENEX serves members and customers - dairy and beef cattle producers - across the United States. GENEX is part of Cooperative Resources International. For more information, please visit