Former FFA state officer Coates now MAEF intern
HAVRE de GRACE, Md. — Jasmine Coates of Forest Hill, Md., has begun an internship with the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation.
A freshman Conservation and Wildlife Management major at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pa., Coates is a 2018 graduate of North Harford High School.
She was an active member of the FFA program, serving as State Officer in 2018-19.
“Jasmine’s familiarity with MAEF and FFA programs and her demonstrated leadership ethic made her our natural choice,” said Susanne Zilberfarb, MAEF executive director. “We look forward to working with her this summer.”
Coates’ internship begins immediately and will extend through the summer months.
She will assist with general office work in addition to helping coordinate the state FFA convention and Maryland Ag Educator’s Conference and staffing MAEF’s mobile Ag Showcase exhibit.
“The vast skill and knowledge I knew I could learn pulled me in to such a welcoming environment which will help me continue a path in agriculture education,” Coates says.
The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation is a 501c3 non-governmental nonprofit established in 1989.
Through teacher workshops, scholarships, grants, Mobile Labs and Showcases, the Maryland FFA and advocacy, the Foundation pursues its mission to promote the understanding and appreciation of the importance of agriculture in everyone’s lives.