Hello Clermont County! My name is Shelby Schelling and I am excited to begin my journey as the new Program Assistant for Agriculture Natural Resources, 4-H, and Family Consumer Science for Clermont County Extension. I’m excited to combine my passion for education and agriculture and I look forward to meeting all of you.
I am a graduate from North Adams High School in Seaman, Ohio. While in high school, I also attended Southern State Community College and received my associate’s degree in Science. After graduating high school, I attended Wilmington College and received my bachelor’s degree in Science with a concentration in Agribusiness. After college I went on to be a Survey Technician for Ohio Department of Agriculture, for two years; working on the Asian Longhorned Beetle Project in Clermont County. From there, I continued my Agriculture journey as the High School Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor for Ripley High School in Ripley, Ohio. I was a teacher at Ripley for three years and loved being in education and teaching the community and students about agriculture. While teaching at Ripley I was fortunate to receive the Youth Service of America grant to expand my FFA students’ community service opportunities. I achieved my master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Workforce Education and Development. After leaving Ripley, I then pursued a position as the Ohio Mobile Dairy Classroom Instructor for Southland/Southwest Dairy Farmers. Southland/Southwest Dairy Farmers is part of the Southwest Dairy Museum in Sulphur Springs, Texas and is a non-profit organization working with dairy farmers to educate the public and youth about the dairy industry. I am so excited to be able to continue my career with OSU Extension.
My husband Levi, my son Wayde, and I reside on a 200-acre farm in Hillsboro, Ohio; where we raise dairy cattle, grain crops, and hay. I grew up on a farm in Adams County, Ohio where we raised tobacco, hay, and grain. I have a strong passion for agriculture and love getting to educate the public on all things Ag. I have been fortunate to experience many different things in my life to help broaden my scope of agriculture and be able to educate the public on many different topics. I have been a board member for Farm Bureau, I was 2019 Adams County Ohio Mrs. Agriculture and I have been able to travel to different states and present about the dairy industry. In my spare time I am also a photographer. I love to be creative and capture all aspects of life. I also have a strong passion for horticulture; my husband and I recently built a new greenhouse on our farm. In December of 2020 we also created an agritourism business on our farm.
I am excited to begin my new role as your Program Assistant and look forward to serving you. It is my hope to help streamline the other programs in the office and to come up with new ideas for the community and our extension programs. Thank you, Clermont County; for welcoming me with open arms. Feel free to contact me via phone at 513-732-7070 or via email at email@example.com for all your extension inquiries or just to say “hello”.