Kayla Walls, of Mendon, will complete an internship with Ohio FFA that will promote the agriscience education profession.
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.
During the internship, Walls 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 him as an educator and participate in industry tours to learn about different aspects of agriculture.
"Kayla’s execution of events is exceptional,” said Jessica Parrish, Ohio FFA Foundation program manager and internship coordinator. “Her creativity, knowledge and energy raises the bar for everyone to meet.”
Walls will return to Ohio State in August to continue her degree in agriscience education. She is the daughter of Kerry and Heidi Walls and a graduate of Parkway 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.