Frances Nicol, of Plain City, will complete an internship that will promote the agriscience education profession.
During the internship, Nicol will work to promote the profession by facilitating workshops at Ohio FFA Convention, Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum, and the Ohio State Fair. She will also make visits to high school classrooms this fall and attend the 2016 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
In addition to promoting the profession, she has the opportunity to shadow industry professionals to gain experience that will benefit her as an educator. She serves on a curriculum team, where she develops lesson plans for activities presented by agriscience education interns and develops resource and curriculum guides for teachers to use in their current classrooms.
“Frances is supremely committed to the projects she works on and the success of agricultural education as a whole,” said Jessica Parrish, Ohio FFA Foundation program manager and internship coordinator. “Her passion for educating the public about agriculture drives the quality of her work to an unmatched level.”
Nicol will return to Ohio State in August to continue her degree in agriscience education. She is the daughter of Larry and Janet Nicol and a graduate of Fairbanks High School.
The agriscience education major at Ohio State prepares its students you to acquire a license to teach agricultural science in secondary high schools in Ohio and across the country, with extensive training in agricultural science, educational psychology, instructional methods, and youth development. For additional information on the agriscience education major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614.247.6358.
The Ohio Agriscience Internship Program serves as an intensive program to prepare current college students for careers as agricultural educators. This internship and professional development opportunity exposes students studying agricultural education to all aspects of Team Ag Ed, including: Ohio Department of Education Office of Career Tech, Ohio FFA Association, Ohio FFA Foundation, Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators, and Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum. Through this internship, students gain knowledge in technical content, organizational structure and real teaching experiences.