News Release: Wilson completes internship with Ohio Farm Bureau

Wilson

Haley Wilson, of New Lexington, completed an internship this past summer with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation in Columbus, Ohio.

During her internship, Wilson served as a lead intern, coordinating Ohio Farm Bureau’s Land and Living Exhibit at the Ohio State Fair. This football-field sized interactive display was for visitors of the Fair to learn about the industries of agriculture and natural resources. She also hired, trained and managed a team of 25-30 young people that served as ambassadors throughout the fair and managed social media for the exhibit.

To learn about large-scale exhibits, as part of her internship Wilson traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, Indianaipolis, Indiana and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida to veiw and interact with a variety of agricultural exhibits with the goal of gaining ideas for Ohio Farm Bureau’s exhibit at the Ohio State Fair.

Wilson is completing a bachelor of science degree in agriscience education at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She plans to graduate in May 2020.

The agriscience education major at Ohio State prepares studentsto teach agricultural science in secondary high schools. Our program provides students with a rigorous series of courses in technical agriculture, education psychology, instructional methods and youth development. To learn more about the agriscience education major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.

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News Release: Motter completes internship with the Ohio State Fair

Motter

Abby Motter, of Ashland, recently completed an internship with the Ohio State Fair as a public relations and marketing intern in Columbus, Ohio.

During her internship, Motter wrote news releases, contributed to social media content and worked to set up live broadcasts. During the Ohio State Fair, Motter served as the key contact to radio and television stations regarding their promotions and remote broadcasts at the fairgrounds. She participated in crisis Communication training and worked behind the scenes to ensure a successful 2018 Ohio State Fair.

Motter returned to Columbus in August where she is completing a bachelor of science degree in agriscience education. She plans to graduate in May 2019.

The agriscience education major at Ohio State prepares studentsto teach agricultural science in secondary high schools. Our program provides students with a rigorous series of courses in technical agriculture, education psychology, instructional methods and youth development. To learn more about the agriscience education major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.

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News Release: Walls completes internship with Monsanto

Walls

Kayla Walls, of Mendon, recently completed an internship with Monsanto as a production research assistant in Farmer City, Illinois.

During her internship with Monsanto, Walls provided research support for Monsanto Production Research by collecting data on DEKALB corn trial plots. Some of this data included stand counts, tassel visibility and ratings, stalk height and ratings, and silk visibility and ratings. As an intern, she also provided a plethora of support through detasseling, spraying pesticides, and helping with pollination trials.

Walls returned to Columbus in August where she is completing a bachelor of science degree in agriscience education. She plans to graduate in May 2019.

The agriscience education major at Ohio State prepares studentsto teach agricultural science in secondary high schools. Our program provides students with a rigorous series of courses in technical agriculture, education psychology, instructional methods and youth development. To learn more about the agriscience education major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.

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News Release: Mensing completes internship with Farm Credit Mid-America

Mensing

Micah Mensing, of Oak Harbor, recently completed an internship with Farm Credit Mid-America in Wooster.

As a crop insurance intern with Farm Credit Mid-America, Mensing researched the tools available and being developed related to precision farming data and crop insurance. In addition to his research project, he shadowed many different roles within the organization and developed an understanding of how Farm Credit Mid-America plays a role in securing the future of rural communities and agriculture.

Mensing returned to Columbus in August where he is completing a bachelor of science degree in agriscience education. He plans to graduate in May 2019.

The agriscience education major at Ohio State prepares studentsto teach agricultural science in secondary high schools. Our program provides students with a rigorous series of courses in technical agriculture, education psychology, instructional methods and youth development. To learn more about the agriscience education major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.

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News Release: Howell completes internship with Fulton County Extension

Howell

 

Alexis Howell, of Paulding, recently completed an internship with Fulton County Extension.

During her internship, Howell worked with the three county educators and a variety of education programs, including On Farm Research, where she assisted with trial layout, data collection and processing and reporting, trained camp counselors and the completed the delivery of 4-H camps and coordinated the 4-H project judgings.

Howell returned to Columbus in August and is studying agriscience education at The Ohio State University. She plans to graduate in May 2019.

The agriscience education major at Ohio State prepares studentsto teach agricultural science in secondary high schools. Our program provides students with a rigorous series of courses in technical agriculture, education psychology, instructional methods and youth development. To learn more about the agriscience education major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.

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Evans Awarded American Degree

Haley Evans
junior
agriscience educationHaley Evans, a junior studying agriscience education was awarded her American FFA Degree at the 91st National FFA Convention. Here is what she had to say:

“Receiving my American Degree means closing a 6 year chapter of my life. Throughout these 6 years I had many SAE projects including market goats, dairy beef feeder calfs, and multiple job placements. I also gained leadership experiences, life long friendships, participated in many CDE’s, and made many memories that I am thankful for. What I am most thankful for throughout my time in FFA is that it lead me to choose my career path as a future Agricultural Educator.”

Evans with her American Degree.

News Release: Weller completes internship with Sunrise Cooperative

Weller

Brittany Weller, of Bellevue, recently completed her summer internship with Sunrise Cooperative as an agronomy intern.

During her internship, Weller learn more about the agronomy sector of the agriculture industry and how to apply it to her future career as an educator. Weller scouted fields, conducted tissue samples on crops and planted plots. She also attended grower insight days, which provided opportunities for local farmers to visit test plots and learn about trials performed by the co-op.

Weller is a third-year student studying agriscience education at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

The agriscience education major at Ohio State prepares studentsto teach agricultural science in secondary high schools. Our program provides students with a rigorous series of courses in technical agriculture, education psychology, instructional methods and youth development. To learn more about the agriscience education major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.

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News Release: Stinson completes internship with Penn State Extension

Stinson

Sydney Stinson, of Amanda, recently completed an internship with the Penn State University Extension in Bellfonte, Pennsylvania.

During her internship, Stinson assisted the 4-H Youth Development educator with social meida posts, Cloverbud camp, outreach projects at local festivals and fairs, creating award applications for youth recognition and staffing 4-H events and shows.

Stinson returned to Columbus in August, where she is completing a degree in agriscience education at The Ohio State University.

The agriscience education major at Ohio State prepares studentsto teach agricultural science in secondary high schools. Our program provides students with a rigorous series of courses in technical agriculture, education psychology, instructional methods and youth development. To learn more about the agriscience education major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.

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Kaitlyn Evans awarded American Degree

Kaitlyn Evans
junior
agriscience education

Evans received her American Degree at the 91st National FFA Convention.

My FFA Experience was with the Shelby FFA. Throughout FFA, I was involved as the chapter Treasurer for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school year, and I attended Ohio Leadership Camp for three years. I participated in multiple Career Development Events including parliamentary procedure, nature interpretation, soil judging, and more.  I had multiple Supervised Agricultural Experience projects in the areas of animal systems, communications, and food processing systems.

Receiving my American Degree means that everything I have done in FFA for the last six years has been recognized. My American Degree means that I have worked hard over the last six years and am in the top 1% of all FFA members. It especially means a lot to me as an Agriscience Education major that wants to teach high school agriculture one day. Receiving my degree ended my FFA membership with the highest honor and started a new chapter in my life as an alumni. I am excited to begin this new journey and be a role model for future FFA members to achieve their American Degree.

Eggleton awarded American Degree

Makayla Eggleton
sophomore
agriscience education

Eggleton with her advisor.

Our days are numbered- to conquer our fears, make an impact, and influence others in our blue corduroy jackets . 4 years in the classroom; 1,460 days that we as FFA members get to zip up our corduroy jackets, to break the boundaries of our comfort zones, and to better ourselves as leaders. As I reflect on my time in the Miami Trace FFA Chapter, I recognize all the opportunities I was given and I realized all the opportunities I did not take advantage of. I recognize my participation in several CDEs- 2 at a national level, the lives impacted through community service and interaction, and my leadership positions of community development officer and president. I realize the classes, CDEs, and opportunities I missed out on to diversify myself because of fear of failure.

Zipping up the jacket one last time embodied the achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists. The unity and tradition instilled within the organization and agriculture are not finalized. I now get to serve those — community members, progressive agriculturists, supporters, family members, friends, and agricultural educators— who made my involvement in FFA worthwhile. Additionally, I get to serve the next generations of agriculturists as they embark on their journey within the FFA in their jackets. As a preservice agricultural educator, I already find the joys and reward in aiding members in finding their passions. It takes just one — individual, community service activity, conference, convention, career development event, action, voice, etc. — to make an impact. Be the one.

Eggleton with other recipients.