Jarred Shellhouse, of Sycamore, served as an intern this summer with the National FFA Organization in Indianapolis, Indiana.
During his internship, Shellhouse worked with state officer programs, which support approximately 375 state officers who represent FFA’s 52 state associations. His duties included redesigning a website which will serve as a resource for state officers during their year of service and connected sponsors and state officers at the National Leadership Conference for State Officers. Another project was staffing the State Presidents’ Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C. and designed to enhance the advocacy and leadership skills of two state officers from each association.
“When Jarred interviewed for open intern position, he immediately rose to the top of the candidate pool as both a “responsibilities fit” and a “culture fit.” Not long after he arrived on FFA Drive, it became pretty obvious that we made the right hiring decision,” said Shane Jacques, educational specialist for the National FFA Organization. “Thanks to his attention for detail, high standards for self, and commitment to excellence, state FFA officers around the country were equipped with digital and tangible resources that enhanced the impact they make on over 649,000 FFA members. Jarred was one of those interns that was hard to say goodbye to, but we know that he’ll be an asset to any organization lucky enough to hire him.”
Shellhouse returned Ohio State in the fall to begin his senior year studying agricultural communication. He is the son of Gary and Laurie Shellhouse and a graduate of Mohawk 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.