Ponca Ag Internship part 2. Another opportunity to learn and reach out
August 15, 2014

Allison Bolte
8/14/14

Some of the harvest.
Some of the harvest.

Monday the 11th of August, I started a 2nd internship with the Ponca Tribe of OK. I am continuing to work in the Agriculture dept. In my last internship my focus started in the garden. However with farm life comes the need to work in other areas. I had been helping to feed and water the animals. I also gather floated and packed eggs for sale. I even began taking over logging the daily egg count. I began doing doing general day to day activities as I was needed. I even helped to deliver some piglets in July. Something I’d had no experience in prior. One of the areas of my internship was a study with OSU and tomato plants. We are still in the process of gathering data as this blog is being written. To date we have over 200 LBS pounds of tomatoes produced. And are looking to harvest more before the end of the season. With the current internship, one of the goals is to reach out to and engage the White Eagle community even more. Though there will be more opportunities in the future, I am already more involved through the selling of our tomatoes. People have been very interested in them. The green ones especially for fried green tomatoes. I have had the opportunity to try some on a few occasions and I really enjoyed them. The internships not only teach and offer a golden opportunity for experience, they also offer a chance to meet people one may never have met and experience another part of the country than what is familiar. I am looking forward to what I will learn this time around. Ir promises to be just as informative as the last.

One our recently planted squash plants
One our recently planted squash plants