My name is Allison Knief and I am the 2017 Farm Bureau Intern for Auglaize, Logan, Mercer and Shelby counties. I currently reside in Logan County on a grain and beef farm where my family and I farm about 1,200 acres and raise about 150 beef steers from bottle to finish. I attended high school at Indian Lake and I am continuing my education at Wilmington College where I am studying animal science, with a concentration of animal nutrition and a minor in business administration. While attending college I have been very involved with extracurricular activities, such as Aggies and Collegiate 4-H, where I held the office of Collegiate 4-H president. I will finish up my college career this year, graduating in December 2017.
I am very excited to work for the Ohio Farm Bureau again this summer. I am looking forward to becoming more involved in the different counties, while helping with the events that are scheduled. Another goal that I would like to achieve is to help educate the public about the importance of agriculture and inspire them to become involved in their communities while helping to support farmers. As a member of Farm Bureau I think it is very important to promote and teach people about Farm Bureau and what it is trying to achieve.
This summer there are many events that are scheduled that I am very excited to attend and help with. Already this summer I have had the opportunity to help educate 5th graders from New Knoxville and Minster Schools about Animal Safety at the Auglaize County Safety Day Camp.
I am looking forward to the “Farm to Fork” event in Logan Count where members of the community are able to enjoy a meal prepared with some of Logan County’s finest local produce. Another event that I am excited about helping with is the Cookie Decorating Contest and the Farm Bureau T-shirt give-a-way at the Logan County Fair.
Shelby County is just as busy with Conservation Day Camp. This is a three-day camp for about 125 children ranging from second to fifth grade. Another exciting event will be helping Friday at the Shelby County Fair.
I am looking forward to attending all of these future events that are planned for this summer. I am excited to promote all of the benefits of the Ohio Farm Bureau this summer at all of the county fairs. This summer is going to be another great opportunity and I am very excited and blessed to be able to experience all of the many great events.