Emily Beal is the summer intern for the Champaign, Clarke, Darke and Miami County Farm Bureaus. Beal currently attends The Ohio State University, where she studies agriculture communication with a minor in equine science. This coming fall, she will head back to Columbus to complete her senior year at Ohio State.
Beal grew up on her family’s grain farm in Miami County and is the daughter of John and Melissa Beal. She was very involved in FFA throughout her high school career at Miami East, winning a National Proficiency award in the area of goat production and she competed in many career development events as well. Beal was also very active in 4-H, showing market wethers for all 10 years she was in the organization. She attributes these experiences to helping her find her passion in agriculture.
Beal participates in a variety of activities at college as well. She is a member of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) and is a Buckeyethon team member. In addition, she was selected as a study abroad participant through Ohio State and will be traveling to England, Scotland and Ireland to learn more about the agriculture industry on a global scale. Finally, Beal is a Future Eats Ambassador, which is an initiative through the Ohio Soybean Council. As an ambassador, she writes blog posts shedding light on agriculture (particularly soy products) in the world around us. She enjoys being able to educate those who come from a non-agricultural background through her writing.
Beal will be assisting with advertising, communications, membership and helping organize upcoming events. She is most looking forward to working with local farmers and learning from fellow agriculturalists.
Please help us welcome Emily to our Farm Bureau team! We are glad to have you with us!