Demi Snider, of Kenton, will complete an internship this summer with Hardin County Extension Office, Family and Consumer Sciences.
During the internship, Snider will use her communication skills to share healthy eating and exercise habits, healthy relationships and healthy finances through curriculum development for Girl’s Group, a group that focuses on forming positive relationships among 4th-6th grade girls and their peers. Positive self-image, leadership skills, public speaking, and etiquette are also areas the group will focus on.
Snider has also been involved with the Little Sparks Goo Crew, a group of youth, infants to kindergarten that encourages positive interaction and development between adults and the young children in their lives.
Through her interaction with the two groups, Snider has been able to incorporate agriculture, as well as education the audiences about food groups and developing activities and teaching materials to teach about healthy nutrition and obesity prevention on a limited budget.
“It has been a pleasure working with Demi this summer,” said Jami Dellifield, Extension educator in Family and Consumer Sciences in Hardin County. “Her education at Ohio State has more than prepared her for success in her future career endeavors. Demi is a self-starter and took any project we discussed and ran with it in ways I never dreamed. Her agriculture background has helped her teach so many more about rural life in Hardin County, and all that our county has to offer.”
Other projects Demi was involved with during her internship include working with the Ohio State Fair 4-H Fashion Board, leading daily fitness activities and counseling at 4-H camp, presenting to the Allen County Homemakers, preparing and submitting news releases to local news outlets, among leading a variety of other presentation around the area.
Snider will return to Ohio State in August to continue her degree in agricultural communication. She is the daughter of Dave and DeDe snider and a graduate of Kenton 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.