Alison Sprang, of Lakeville, completed a communication internship this past summer for the Ohio Pork Council in Columbus, Ohio.
Sprang took on a project to help bring local producers to county commission meetings and discuss the positive impact hog production has in the community. She identified, tracked and facilitated the meetings. Along with assisting with social media, press releases and any other communication and marketing tasks, she also managed the pork stand during the Ohio State Fair in the Taste of Ohio Cafe.
“It was a pleasure having Alison join us this summer as the Ohio Pork Council’s communications intern,” said Emily Bir, director of communications for Ohio Pork Council. “Throughout the summer, Alison provided a great deal of leadership and advice to OPC’s many different programs and events. While we are saddened to see her leave, we look forward to what the future holds for Alison’s professional career in agriculture communication – we are certain it will be a good one!”
Alison returned to campus in August to complete a bachelor of science degree in agricultural communication. The agricultural communication major at Ohio State prepares its 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.