Special guest blog written by Abby, our summer intern. She kinda rocks.
Since I was a little girl, agriculture has always been my passion. I grew up on a cattle and grain farm in Marysville, Ohio. With my birthday falling in the middle of May, it wasn’t odd to find me riding in the tractor with my dad on my special day. Once I was old enough to join 4-H, I followed my dad’s footsteps by showing cattle at the Union County Fair. Agriculture has always been a part of my life and I plan to keep it that way.
It wasn’t until high school until I realized how passionate I truly am about agriculture. As a freshman, I joined the FFA, which led me to agriculture communications. Gradually, I became more involved by learning more in my FFA chapter, volunteering my time with my county’s 4-H program, and eventually working at the Union County Extension office. To this day, I have never lost sight of my goal to become a strong communicator in the agriculture industry.
After graduation from high school, I chose to attend Capital University. I will be a senior this fall, double majoring in public relations and organizational communications with a minor in marketing. I am eager to integrate my education in communications with my background in agriculture along with the many learning opportunities that I will have this summer.
I am grateful to have the opportunity of being a part the Ohio Pork Council this summer and am excited to learn more about the pork industry. I am looking forward most to helping with Ohio Pork Council events, engaging with the public as well as learning more about social media and writing. I’m thrilled to continue my journey and fuel my passion towards becoming an agriculture communicator with the Ohio Pork Council this summer.
Hi, my name is Abby and I’m the 2015 Ohio Pork Council Intern.