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.
Kristen Ramey, of Dayton, completed an internship this summer with The Ohio State University Extension at Adventure Central in Dayton, Ohio.
During the internship, Ramey provided primary group leadership for 25 youth as part of a summer day camp. Her responsibilities included planning and leading the learning activities with all activities focusing on weekly themes around STEM, nature, healthy lifestyles and skills needed for the 21st century.
Katherine Shoup, of Orrville completed an internship this summer with Ohio State ATI in Wooster, Ohio.
During the internship, Shoup was responsible for working with the Ohio State ATI social media accounts to engage with students on the summer reading program, creating a scavenger hunt to help students get to know campus and worked extensively with faculty and staff during new student orientation.
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.
Brianna Gwirtz, of Shelby, is completing an internship this summer with Lynd Fruit Farm.
During the internship, Gwirtz is responsible for filming, editing, and sharing informational and promotional videos on fruit production at Lynd Fruit Farm, as well as creating signage for the market and content for social media. She also maintains the website and assists in the preparation for school tours that will begin this fall, in addition to a variety of other projects.
Amber Dietz, of Southington, will complete an internship this summer with American Guernsey Association in Columbus, Ohio.
During the internship, Dietz will create sales catalogs, write and take photos for Purebred Publishing, and create a National Brown Swiss Directory. She assisted in planning for the National Junior Show and ran the Purebred Publishing blog during the National Convention sale.
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.
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.