As the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership enters the next century, a focus on connecting with alumni will be renewed and refreshed! The board will have representation from each focus area within the department (agriscience education, agricultural communication, and community leadership).
Brittany Weller, of Bellevue, completed an internship this past summer with Ohio 4-H Animal Sciences in Columbus, Ohio.
During her internship, Weller assisted with creating stations for the 2017 Ohio State Fair Skillathons. She made edits to and crafted new stations while working closely with the superintendents of the species to make sure the skillathons were high quality. During the Ohio State Fair, she set-up, monitored, helped score, and tore down each of her assigned skillathons.
Kayla Walls, of Mendon, completed an internship with FFA Camp Muskingum this past summer in Carrollton, Ohio.
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.
Ohio State’s agriscience education students celebrated the annual National Teach Ag Day on September 21, 2017. Each September, the National Teach Ag Campaign celebrates the profound impact agriculture teachers across the nation make in their schools and communities on National Teach Ag Day.
Outreach and celebration for the agricultural education profession was done at Farm Science Review, an annual event coordinated and hosted by The Ohio State University at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio.
Ohio State agriscience education students Logan Heiby and Frances Nicol were selected to attend the Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) Symposium as part of the National Association of Agricultural Educators’ (NAAE) annual conference in December in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ohio State’s agriscience education students will celebrate the annual National Teach Ag Day on September 21, 2017, an event that celebrates the profound impact agriculture teachers across the nation make in their schools and communities and also addresses the current demand for teachers by encouraging others to pursue a career in agricultural education.
Haley Sherman, of Kenton, served as an intern this summer with Ohio State Extension, Franklin County in Columbus, Ohio.
During her internship, Sherman created and implemented agricultural education workshops and sessions, including an exhibit for COSI’s Farm Days. Other projects including assisting with educational efforts to support urban food production and working with the Master Gardener volunteers to coordinate “Ask a Master Gardener” booth. Sherman also planned an event to promote OSU Extension events during Local Foods Week.