Annie Specht, assistant professor of agricultural communication, is the winner of the 2018 Ohio Farm Bureau Young Ag Professionals Discussion Meet. The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills.
Specht won a $1,000 cash award from Nationwide Insurance, an expense-paid trip to the 2018 Ohio Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Columbus and an expense-paid trip to the 2019 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in New Orleans, where she will represent Ohio in the national Discussion Meet competition.
Specht, a Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau member, is also a member of the American Association for Agricultural Education, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture and the Association for Communication Excellence. She earned two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree in agricultural and Extension education at The Ohio State University and her doctorate in agricultural leadership, education and communications at Texas A&M University.