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Randi Dove

Degree: B.S.Agr. Animal & Nutritional Sciences, Equine Studies minor with an emphasis in equine management, May 2013

Career: Dove is a sales associate with Kalmbach Feeds Inc. and Tribute Equine Nutrition. She travels to farms, dealer stores, and industry events to educate consumers and sales staff about product lines, feeding recommendations, and overall herd health. Before starting her career in equine nutrition sales, Dove owned and operated Randi Dove Farms LLC in Lynco, West Virginia. She provided riding lessons and trained performance horses for a variety of disciplines.

Claim to Fame: Dove won the West Virginia Statewide Business Plan Competition and was awarded $10,000 to start her own business. Her business plan started as a sole item, “Randi Bands,” and evolved into a full-scale plan including a riding stable and tack shop.

About Attending WVU: “I transferred to WVU my senior year, and my only regret was not doing it sooner. I made sure to excel in my equine coursework, refine my horsemanship skills, and network with professionals who helped put my career on the fast track to success. I always knew I wanted a career in the horse industry, but WVU gave me the knowledge and skills to actually achieve my dreams.”