Blog 3- Jacklynn Snyder
July 5, 2018

This summer I have had an in depth look at the commonwealth in my community.  The aspects of my community are very evident if I simply take the time to look for them.  Assets like foodshed, spirituality, and education are easy to see.  However, when I look deeper, I find that a multitude of other assets are also present in intriguing ways.  For example, arts and culture are much more evident than I originally thought.  Recently we had a mural painted on an old building on main street and it’s very intriguing.  Another example of an asset in play is a community three on three tournament, pun intended, for leisure and recreation.  All the proceeds went to a local foundation that helps people struggling with drug and alcohol problems.  Also, just the other day the fire department hosted a fourth of July 5k to raise money for fire works.  These small but simple things help the community so much and make it a better place to live.  With my internship at Hollar Seeds, I have been able to have an up close look at the sense of place and agricultural assets. The company does so much to help bring food to everyone around the world. They have customers far beyond the borders of the United States. They truly try their best to produce quality seeds. In addition to that, they are always donating to local charitable causes. They sponsor golf tournaments, cheer leading teams, FFA clubs, and so much more. They genuinely help the community. Also included before are some pictures of the fun things i get to do.