Alumni Society Intern Announced

Posted: June 25, 2012

I am Jena Sigel, the newest intern for the Ag Alumni Society. I am excited to start this position and to connect with Penn State Ag Alumni. I reside in Breezewood, Pa., on my family’s farm where we raise beef cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.

I have been very involved in 4-H and currently serve as a Leader in my local 4-H Club. I’m also a member of FFA. Throughout the year I am busy raising, showing, and presenting my livestock at shows and agricultural fairs.

This fall I will be a junior, studying Animal Sciences with a concentration in Business Management in the College of Agricultural Sciences. I spent my first two years at Penn State attending the Altoona campus, where I was a Resident Assistant in the dorms and an active member and officer of Penn State Altoona’s Ag Club. I served as both Treasurer and Vice President of Ag Club while at Altoona, and worked with club members to start a Collegiate FFA chapter within Ag Club. This past spring, I was selected to be an Ag Advocate. I am excited to be part of that organization when I start at the University Park campus in the fall. I also plan to be involved in Block and Bridle Club and try out for the Livestock Judging Team.  

During my first two years of college, I interned with Penn State Cooperative Extension in Bedford County and Lampire Biological Laboratories. These positions allowed me to explore career opportunities and also to gain experience in the field. As an intern with Penn State Cooperative Extension, I learned how agricultural extension funding works within our state and how these funds are crucial to the survival of 4-H and FFA programs.

This summer I am interning with Select Sire Inc. and Drive Magazine. I am assisting a Sales Representative, Technician, and a Herd Evaluator focusing on beef and dairy operations with Select Sires Inc. Drive Magazine is a magazine geared toward youth involved in livestock with an emphasis on agricultural careers and scholarships. Since I am closely involved with livestock youth and travel to many livestock shows, I have been promoting Drive Magazine. I am also taking summer courses to advance my studies. I am excited to see what this year brings for current students like me and also for alumni like you. I look forward to connecting with each and every one of you. It is my pleasure to be the new Ag Alumni Relations intern!