2021 Meet the Interns

Michelle Noggle is from Casey, Ill., where she grew up showing both cattle and pigs. She is a senior at Oklahoma State University (OSU) where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications.  Throughout her time at OSU, Michelle has been an active member of Oklahoma Collegiate Cattlewomen’s and the Swine Club. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and painting. Michelle looks forward to serving as the ASA communications intern this summer. Her classes at OSU have prepared her to assist in social media planning, website updates, and design projects. She is excited to learn more about the cattle industry and agricultural communications.

Bella Chaffin is currently a Junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studying agricultural and environmental science communications. In her three years at the university she has been involved in several organizations such as Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and her sorority, Kappa Delta. She developed a passion for agriculture at a young age on her family’s acreage in Waverly, Nebraska. She grew up raising and showing sheep and was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA. Post-graduation she hopes to use her passion to advocate for agriculture through outreach and education. Bella is excited to start her internship as the registrations intern with the ASA. She looks forward to work with the junior members this summer and learning more about the Shorthorn breed and association. 

Amelia Schatz is a second-year student at Kansas State University, studying Agricultural Communications & Journalism. She is originally from Le Center, Minnesota, where she grew up on a small Limousin operation showing Limousin and Shorthorn cattle. Amelia is currently part of K-State’s Meat Judging team and is very active within our Block & Bridle club. As an active member in the club, she hs developed skills in communications, relationship development and team management that will be a benefit to her in this position. Amelia is very excited to be working within such a great association, surrounded by such talented individuals. She looks forward to serving as the youth activities intern working closely on the contests for the National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference. 

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