, M.S. Agricultural Education, shares her internship experience outside of the agriculture classroom.
Where did you complete your internship?
My internship was with Morgan County Extension Office, a part of the Colorado State University Extension.
How did your internship help prepare you post-graduation?
Agricultural education is not limited to teaching agricultural classes in a high school or advising an FFA chapter. Extension offices throughout the country provide agricultural education to the general public about a variety of subjects every day! My internship with the Morgan County Extension office prepared me to be a better AGvocate post-graduation. I got to work with community members of all ages and help extension agents with 4-H, livestock, horticulture, family and consumer sciences, and agronomy related questions. Working with the 4-H members of Morgan County was one of my favorite aspects of this internship because I love working with students. I enjoyed watching 4-H members work hard throughout the summer to prepare for county fair. I am a better agvocate and teacher because of my time spent with the folks at the Morgan County Extension office.
Describe briefly what you did for your internship.
Morgan County Fair is in August, so my main job throughout the summer was preparing for that! I counted ribbons, edited the Fairbook, prepared instructional packets for judges and assistants, created schedules for 4-H project interviews, took pictures during the fair, used a program called ShoWorks to input results, and so much more! I enjoyed getting to work with the extension agents in our office to see how their specialties (4-H, livestock, horticulture, family & consumer sciences, and agronomy) were reflected at the fair.