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Janessa Smola.

Janessa grew up in Indiana where she was involved in agriculture, both animal and farming sides. Graduating from Kansas State University in 2013 with her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, with a focus in biotechnology she continued her studies at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL). In 2018 she earned her master’s degree specializing in ruminant nutrition. Her research focused on the new harvest methods of corn residue and its effects on digestibility in cattle. Janessa and her husband, Jess, moved to St. Paul and operate a Kiko goat herd. Janessa stives to help producers reach their livestock goals and dreams while improving their bottom line. In her free time, Janessa enjoys riding horses, being outdoors, and spending time with family.