|In front of the White House in DC|
Agriculture in the Classroom was the other major conference that I helped run this summer at Penn State. In addition to the projects with the Foundation I also got experience in the Member Relations Division. Attending the membership kick-off conference, working membership in my County and traveling around Adams County with a Regional Organization Director (ROD), kept me busy. I was able to travel to Washington, D.C. and Harrisburg to see what our lobbyists do, as well as attend the Policy Development Kickoff meeting and the Commodity meetings with the third division, Government Relations.
|A student at FACE conference|
giving a thumbs up
|Some of the female employees at the FACE conference|
|Attendees and volunteers at AITC|
|Interns with a PSU Alumni|
|Interns on the Capitol steps in Harrisburg|
All in all this was a great internship experience. I went into it thinking that I knew what to expect as I have known multiple people who had gone through the program before, but it really reached above and beyond those expectations. The experience I got, and the connections I made are truly irreplaceable. Everyone that I worked with was really helpful and wanted to watch us interns succeed in our lives. I know that they are sad to see us leave, but also happy that there are three women that are just starting to enter the workforce with a strong passion for agriculture.