Adison Niese is the Crawford, Marion, Morrow, and Richland County Farm Bureau summer intern. She attends the John Glenn College at The Ohio State University majoring in Public Management, Leadership, and Policy with a specialization in Community Organization and Civic Engagement. She will graduate in the spring of 2020.
Niese grew up on a grain operation in Richland County and is the daughter of Roger and Terri Niese. She showed a variety of species through 4-H at the county fair. She attended Shelby High School. As a member of the Shelby FFA, she participated in several career development events (CDEs) and began showing beef heifers on a state and national level.
In 2017, Niese was elected to the board of directors of the American Junior Maine-Anjou Association (AJMAA), a national junior cattle breed organization, where she interacts with youth interested in raising cattle throughout the country. She is the current president and will retire from the board this June. Other extracurricular activities include being the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences student council representative for the Meat Science Club, a member of the Ohio State Mountaineers Club, and a past member of the OSU meat judging team.
Niese looks forward to working with local farmers and agriculturalists at the Farm Bureau this summer. She will be assisting with communications, membership and helping organize upcoming events. She is excited to learn about local and state agricultural policy through the lens of a grassroots organization.