Joel Penhorwood will complete a summer internship with Agri Communicators, Inc., parent company of Ohio’s Country Journal and The Ohio Ag Net. His time will be split between the two affiliated companies working in both print and radio reporting and production.
While working for the print side of the company, Penhorwood will write stories on a wide range of topics from production agriculture to FFA and human interests. His stories will be used for both print and web content.
“Joel is a talented young man with a passion for agriculture and it shows in his dedication to his duties and work ethic,” said Matt Reese, Ohio’s Country Journal’s editor. “He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and willing to put in the effort to learn and develop as a writer and team member. He has hit the ground running and has a very bright future.”
Penhorwood will work alongside Dale Minyo and Ty Higgins as part of the broadcast team for Ohio Ag Net. He will be handling on-air duties, delivering the latest Ohio-based agricultural news headlines to more than 65 radio affiliates of The Ohio Ag Net.
“This summer, Joel brings two very important characteristics to what we do," said Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net's director of broadcast operations. "He adds a depth of knowledge about the digital world and how we can better utilize it to reach the younger farmers in Ohio, plus he brings an energy and pure passion for the agriculture industry and the excitement to share its stories.”
Penhorwood will also be an integral part of the digital aspects for The Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal, including updating OCJ.com and gathering news headlines for the daily Digital Dale e-newsletter.
Penhorwood will return to Ohio State in the fall to begin his junior year studying agricultural communication. He will continue his internship with Agri Communications, Inc. during fall semester and will serve as the 2014-2015 president of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow student organization. He is the son of Mark and Terri Penhorwood of West Manchester and a 2012 graduate of Ben Logan High School.
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.
June 20, 2014