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Janae Herr: Penn State Ag Council Youth Leadership Award #psuaged16 #studentsuccess
noun: a person or thing that leads, a guiding or directing
A leader is someone who isn’t afraid to take charge and
accomplish much in a short amount of time. It is someone that is kind,
delegates work, and is someone who isn’t afraid of complicated situations. At
Penn State, there is an award to recognize students that are youth leaders
through the Penn State Ag Council. To be qualified for this award, the student
much demonstrate outstanding communication and advocacy skills, exhibit high
levels of professionalism, and serve as a role model or mentor to others. This
year, the Penn State Ag Council has selected a leader that has gone above and
beyond in the Agriculture College. That leader is Janae Herr.
Janae is a senior majoring in Agricultural and Extension
Education and is minoring in Agribusiness Management and International
Agriculture. During her time here at Penn State she has dedicated her time to
numerous clubs and organizations and has had several leadership roles in the
college. Some of her leadership roles include, being President of the Teach Ag!
Society, led a 8-day trip with several Penn State students to Mississippi to
teach students in rural Appalachia, being a College or Ag Sciences Advocate, a
National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassador, and has worked with national FFA
corporate sponsors to aid in recruiting agriculture educators. WOW! Just
reading all of those accomplishments you know that Janae cares about the
agriculture industry and making her mark in the college!
Janae states, “I count myself incredibly blessed to work underneath such a
phenomenal instructional team; individuals who stretch and challenge me and my
peers to be the best professional and future educators we can become. I am
thankful instructors who are incredibly passionate about the future of
school-based agriculture education and the production of similarly passionate
individuals who will choose a career in that field after graduation. I would
like to give a huge thank you to each of them, Dr. Foster, Dr. Ewing and Dr.
Rice for the nomination for this prestigious award and for investing
continually into me as a professional and an individual.”
Congratulations again for the
award Janae! It is well deserved!
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