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.
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.
Kelse Brown, of Edgerton, Ohio, was recently selected as a National Teach Ag Ambassador, an outreach program of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators to promote the agricultural education profession.
Carley Snider, from Felicity, attended the 2016 National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Selected from a pool of nationwide candidates, Snider was one of 24 pre-service agricultural education students who participated in the Future Agriscience Teacher (FAST) symposium, five day professional development and networking event that was part of the annual NAAE convention.
Logan Heiby, of Celina, will complete an internship that will promote the agriscience education profession.
During the internship, Heiby will work to promote the profession by facilitating workshops at Ohio FFA Convention, Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum, and the Ohio State Fair. He will also make visits to high school classrooms this fall and attend the 2016 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Micah Mensing, of Oak Harbor, will complete an internship this summer with Helena Chemical Co. in Martin, Ohio.
During the internship, Mensing will be responsible for test plot organization and data entry, soil sampling, veris testing, and weed identification He will work closely with salesmen and an agronomist during customer interaction in the field.
Mensing will return to Ohio State in August to continue his degree in agriscience education. He is the son of Charles Mensing and a graduate of Oak Harbor High School.
Abby Motter, of Mansfield, is completing an internship with the Town & Country Cooperative this summer in Ashland, Ohio.
During the 12-week internship, Motter will work as a field scout, collect data and tissue sampling, communicate field practices and treatment options to customers, and assist with company test plots. She will also have the opportunity to job shadow company positions such as a dairy nutritionist, seed sales and a grain merchandiser.
Carley Snider, of Moscow, will complete an internship this summer with The Fatted Calf in Magdalena, Mexico.
During the internship, Snider will work with children ages 6-18 at Casa Vida y Esperanza, a children’s home, in Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico. She will help children prepare livestock projects for the EXPO Esperanze, a 4-H like “fair” held each year at the children’s home. In addition to working with the livestock projects, Snider will also teach cooking and electricity classes to the children and help with the organization and execution of the fair event.