Please welcome Alex Mahrenholz, the Y’s Camp Green intern this summer through the support of the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District. Currently in her senior year at Murray State University double-majoring in Agriculture Education and Agriculture Communications, Alex grew up on her family’s grain farm in Lawrenceville, Illinois. She started raising livestock of her own such as show cattle, horses, and rabbits in her teens. Alex continued to remain heavily involved in both 4-H and FFA, organizations that strive to educate youth about agriculture and environmental stewardship. She worked with kids through an internship with Illinois Ag In the Classroom and with Illinois Farm Bureau as a farm pen pal to urban youth wishing to learn more about agriculture and natural resources.
“As someone who believes that knowledge is power, I am thrilled to be working with the Camp Green program this year. Giving these young people an opportunity to learn about the environment and have fun doing it is an enormous part of my passion for agriculture education and communicating that message to every public I can,” said Alex.