Residence Hall Family

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By: Kayla Walls, Agriscience Education | Mendon, OH

Coming to The Ohio State University in Columbus is daunting for anyone—nonetheless being a freshman from small town Ohio. City life was a huge change for me but luckily, I live a building full of kids just like me. Being in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences Learning Community located in Norton House is such a blessing. You will often walk down the hallway to see open doors and friendly faces to greet you. Not only that, but someone is always up to do things with you—be it playing volleyball, grabbing something to eat, watching the Bengals, or going to Zumba.

With that being said, my favorite part of being a Buckeye is meeting new people and creating new friendships. With a graduating high school class of only ninety-three, everybody knew everybody. It is so nice to come to a new place with a fresh start. I know that the friendships I have made from living in Norton House these past few weeks will last more than the next four years of our college careers, but a lifetime. These friends made Norton my home away from home, and for that I am forever thankful.

Farm Science Review: A View from behind the Camera

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By: Sarah Johnson, Agricultural Communication | Williamsport, OH

Hello! I am Sarah Johnson, a junior studying agricultural communication. My family has been a part of the Farm Science Review for 31 years. We exhibit our Limousin cattle along with landscaping several other companies’ lots. This year along with exhibiting our cattle and being a CFAES Ambassador I got to take on another unique role. I am an Advancement Communications Intern for Matt Marx in the CFAES Development Office and I’ll be the first one to tell you it is an experience you’ll never forget! I absolutely love every aspect of my job as an intern. While at the Review, I had the privilege of interviewing approximately 30 CFAES alumni for video footage that will eventually be published on the CFAES alumni website. It was truly incredible listening to their stories and experiencing their sense of pride. I was mainly in the alumni tent with CFAES Development Office staff, but I also got to move around a lot and find alumni on my own in company tents. I am incredibly thankful to have had this opportunity and I would recommend it to absolutely anyone!