Summer Internship Program: Lee County

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Primary Program Area Focus:   ANR and 4-H

1. Describe your plans for this internship.  (i.e. What specifically will the intern be doing?)

The Lee County Extension Office currently only has one agent who is the Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Agent. The intern would focus primarily on assisting with the agriculture program and 4-H.  The intern will go on farm visits, assist with meetings, attend trainings, and would work on collecting forage data including yield and nutrient samples from several different farms for a special project. The intern would also help with 4-H summer activities.

2. Describe the knowledge / skills you expect the intern to gain from this experience.

The intern will gain knowledge of forage systems, home horticulture, tobacco production, vegetable production, VCE structure, and VCE resources.  The intern will gain skills such as organization, proper etiquette, professionalism with clients, team work, collecting scientific data, and how to structure educational meetings.

3. How will the intern learn about the breadth of VCE and our various program areas?

The intern will be exposed to all program areas of VCE and will attend trainings with Extension Agents on various subjects including the District Leadership Team and Livestock In-Service.  The Lee County Extension Office currently is planning the following summer programs:  Summer Pasture Walk, Home Lawn Workshop, Pallet Garden Workshop, Home Food Preservation Workshops, 4-H Camp, 4-H Etiquette and Life Skills Training, and 4-H Livestock Judging.  In addition, the intern will attend meetings for the Daniel Boone Soil and Water Conservation District and the Lee County Board of Supervisors.