First experiences
June 22, 2014

Greetings fellow interns, supervisors, and OC staff,
I am going to college to become an extension agent, so most of my summer I am interning at the Swisher County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension office here in Tulia. This is only the start of my internship and I am already enjoying everything about the internship. I have learned many new things, including how to overcome a difficult task. I have learned many new things extension agents do. One of which is the many days spending extra-long hours helping with events through 4-H and different agricultural related events. I have also learned about the many different species of moths in my moth population study. Some of my main projects include helping with the Swisher County Picnic in July, helping update and install a new system to keep and restore files from the cemetery, building garden boxes for a local low-income housing development, and helping out with steer validation. Also I will and have been going to several workshops with John Villalba, Swisher County Ag Extenion Agent.
In the last week alone, I have provided transportation for cattle and much needed help at the district 4-H horse show, and helped teach a canoeing course at the District 2 4-H H2 O Camp down at the Caprock Canyon State Park with a fellow intern. The best part about this internship is that I never actually know what I will do next until the first task is completed. I look forward to sharing more experiences with each of you as I go along with the rest of my internship, and look forward to reading about others experiences as well.

Safety First! Bailey and I teaching safe canoeing techniques.
Safety First! Bailey and I teaching safe canoeing techniques.
Bailey and I at the Distict 2 4-H H2O camp at Caprock Canyons State Park.
Bailey and I at the Distict 2 4-H H2O camp at Caprock Canyons State Park.