Submitted by Carri Gerber, firstname.lastname@example.org
This weekend, Ohio State ATI students Rebekah Large, Brooke Poyer, Nicole McMullen, and Mariah Ott (pictured at right, with Carri Gerber in the middle) attended the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Region V conference at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. They participated in leadership workshops, mock interviews, speech competitions, and networked with leading employers in agriculture, natural resources, and related fields.
Nicole McMullen, a sophomore Agriscience Education student, earned first place in the impromptu speech competition beating out Juniors and Seniors from other Big Ten schools! Her speech was focused on soil and how it is the future. It was impressive!!!
Industry representatives from companies such as John Deere, Land O'Lakes, DNR, USDA, Cargill, Syngenta, and Merck were present to meet with students. Ms. McMullen impressed the John Deere folks so much they offered her an internship on the spot!!!
The MANRRS organization promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences.