Internship Spotlight: Bethany Starlin at Trimble Agriculture

Bethany Starlin, an agricultural communication major, is working with Trimble Agriculure this summer as a product management intern.
“I work within Trimble’s diverse product portfolio and support products through their lifecycle while working alongside the Engineering, Marketing, and Sales teams,” said Starlin. “Through this role I’ve been able to gain better understanding of the precision agriculture technologies available to farmers worldwide.”

Internship Spotlight: Raegan Feldner, Ohio Farm Bureau

Four Ohio Farm Bureau employees standing with their arms around each other.

Reagan Feldner, far left, with Ohio Farm Bureau coworkers

This summer, Raegan Feldner is the Ohio State Fair intern with Ohio Farm Bureau in Columbus, Ohio.
In this role, Feldner will work with exhibitors and the Ohio Expo Commission to create the Ohio State Fair Land and Living exhibit which educations fair visitors about animal agriculture, food, technology and the environment with the goal of sharing career opportunities in agriculture to young people.

Pulley awarded NACTA teaching award

professional headshot of Justin Pulley
Justin Pulley was awarded the 2022 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Graduate Student Teaching Award during the 2022 annual conference.
During his time as a graduate student, Pulley lectured Introduction to Agricultural Engineering, Laboratory Pedagogy and Management, Electrical Systems, and Agricultural Machinery Management. He also served as a teaching assistant for Methods of Teaching in Agriscience Education and Toward Cultural Proficiency.
Congratulations Justin!

Internship Spotlight: Mackenzie Hoog with American Farm Bureau

Mackenzie Hoog, an agricultural communication major, is the leadership, education and engagement intern for the American Farm Bureau Federation in Washington DC.
As an intern with AFBF, Hoog serves as support for the Women’s Leadership committee, Young Farmers & Ranchers committee and Promotion & Education committee.

Rockers defends dissertation

Alyssa Rockers with members of her committee
Congratulations to Dr. Alyssa Rockers on the successful defense of her dissertation, “What it means to be an Ohio mother: A qualitative case study of the social identities and interpersonal conversations that influence mothers’ food buying.”
Rockers was advised by Dr. Joy Rumble, assistant professor of agricultural communication. Dr. Jera Niewoehner-Green, assistant professor of community leadership, Dr. Emily Bisdorf Buck, professor of agricultural communication, Dr. Cynthia Burak, professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies and graduate faculty representative Dr. Dorian Harrison served on her committee.

Kinion awarded NACTA teaching award

Professional headshot of Kane Kinion.
Kane Kinion was awarded the NACTA (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Graduate Student Teaching Award during the 2022 annual conference in June.
As a graduate student, Kane taught courses in web design, application design, and video production, feature writing and magazine layout, and photography.

Collins-Warfield awarded NACTA teaching award

Professional headshot of Amy Collins-Warfield.
Amy Collins-Warfield was awarded the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Graduate Student Teaching Award during their annual conference in June.
As a graduate student, Amy taught Introduction to Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership, as well as a number of courses in the College of Education and Human Ecology related to mentorship, organizational leadership and personal success.
Amy recently joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota-Rochester as an assistant professor and teaching and learning scholar.