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Meet Our Summer Communications Intern

Written by: Victoria Broehm   |   May 24, 2023

Last week, Emma Bower, a rising senior at The Ohio State University, joined the American Feed Industry Association’s communications team as our summer intern. She comes from a farm background, is pursuing a degree in agricultural communications with a minor in farm management, and bonus for us – she is a budding photographer with a keen eye for design. Get to know a little bit more about her below.

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Bower: I was born and raised in Northwestern Ohio and still reside there today. I am an active member of Sigma Alpha, a professional agricultural sorority, and am the vice president of the club ACT, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, both on campus. Outside of college, I’m a photographer with my own small business.

Q: Are you new to the agriculture industry?

Bower: No, I have lived on a grain farm my entire life. Growing up, I was also in FFA and 4-H, where I showed sheep at my county fair and served as the Lamb and Wool Queen between 2018-20.

Q: Can you tell us more about your extracurricular activities and how you are hoping to have an impact at Ohio State?

Bower: Sigma Alpha was the first thing I joined when I came to the main campus at OSU. These ladies have very quickly become my best friends, and they all share the same love for agriculture. Because Sigma Alpha is a professional sorority, I have experienced so many professional activities and events, and learned how to be more professional in my encounters, how to work well with others, and how to be a good leader and follower.

ACT was a must for me. I wanted to be more involved with my major and the people in it and chose to run for vice president to step out of my comfort zone. I am a very outgoing person, so that wasn’t a problem, but this position provided an opportunity for me to be more responsible and manage my time.

Q: What is one project you worked on in college that you are particularly proud of?

Bower: The project I’m most proud of was for my public relations class last autumn, where we grouped together and were paired with a company to try and fix a real problem they were having. We used new releases, social media and many other communications products to address their challenge. It was a very successful project, and we were praised by the company for our work, which was an amazing feeling.  

Q: What are you hoping to get out of your summer internship?

Bower: I’m excited to learn more about the things I’ve worked on in school and be able to use them in an actual office work environment. I’m very excited to take pictures during this internship and work on the website and social media posts.

Q: What do you do outside of school?

Bower: I am a photographer and like to schedule shoots as much as possible because I love what I do very much. I mostly photograph people, such as families, graduating seniors, couples and kids. I also like to play with my dog, Violet, relax in a hammock and go swimming or kayaking.

Q: Now for a fun question, since you used to work at Cold Stone, what is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Bower: My favorite ice cream flavor is plain old chocolate, but if I had to pick a Cold Stone creation, it would be Founder Favorite, which is made with sweet cream ice cream with pecans, brownies, fudge and caramel, but instead of pecans, I add peanut butter!

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