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Hello everyone. My name is Ally Ott, and I will be spending the summer as the Farm Bureau intern for Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert counties. I am currently a sophomore at the Ohio State University at Columbus, where I just finished my first year. I am studying agribusiness and applied economics with a minor in agricultural communications. While on campus, I have had the opportunity to become involved in the CFAES Ambassador team, CFAES Learning Community, and the Ohio State Agribusiness Club, where I currently hold the officer position as the CFAES Student Council Representative.
I grew up in Wapakoneta and graduated from St. Marys Memorial High School. Growing up I was involved in Prospect 4-H Club, where I held officer positions, raised swine and took various special interest projects. I was a member of the Junior Fairboard where I served as vice president, dairy chairman, and was on the executive committee. Additionally, I was a 4-H camp counselor and a member of CARTEENS. To continue to give other kids the same opportunities that 4-H has given to me, I have recently become an advisor for the Prospects 4-H Club and CARTEENS.
Throughout high school I was involved in the St. Marys FFA Chapter, where I served as chaplin for one year and president for two. While involved in FFA, I have had the opportunity to not only participate in service projects, but to also create my own. Some of the projects that I have created are P.L.A.Y (Playing, Learning, Achieving, Youth), Chairs for Charity, and the Ag Hunt. I have earned my Greenhand, Chapter, and State degrees and I am working toward earning my American degree.
Agriculture has played a large role in my life and has become my passion. Some of my fondest childhood memories have come from being directly involved in agriculture from a young age, through helping on my family’s farm. I enjoy every opportunity to not only become more involved in the industry as I grow older, but to also learn more about agriculture through helping my family on the farm.
I am excited for the opportunities that will come with working for the Allen, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert County Farm Bureaus. I hope to continue to grow my knowledge about agriculture and to make new connections within these communities throughout the summer.
I'm eternally grateful for the support Ohio Farm Bureau scholarships provided in helping me turn my dreams into reality.Available scholarships
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.Leadership development
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.Business Solutions
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.Young Ag Professionals program
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
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