Joanna Lininger, of Sycamore, recently completed an internship with OSU Extension, Marion County in Marion, Ohio.
During her internship, Lininger created materials and videos for all extension programs – 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences and ag and natural resources. She helped with Cloverbud Day Camp and other 4-H camps, assisted at the Marion County Fair, and helped with STEM and Commodity Carnival projects at campus and fair.
“The internships our students complete are valuable, hands-on experiences,” said Dr. Annie Specht, program manager and associate professor for agricultural communication. “Not only do they have the opportunity to put the skills they have acquired in their courses into practice, but they also expand their knowledge and create connections by working with professionals in the industry.”
Lininger returned to Columbus in August, where she is completing a degree in agricultural communication at The Ohio State University.
The agricultural communication major at Ohio State prepares students to plan, develop, and implement a communication campaign, using visual media, writing and editing. Students study crisis communication, graphic design, marketing, and journalism so they can spread the word about agriculture. To learn more about the agricultural communication major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.