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Lucy Enge and Kayla Wise
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Before the coronavirus pandemic, County Lines producer Renee Wilde met with faculty and students at Wilmington College in Clinton County and heard their ideas about rural life and the prospects for a career in agriculture.

Clubs like FFA, which stands for Future Farmers of America, serve as both social and educational roles in rural communities. Kayla Wise credits FFA for her decision to pursue an agricultural degree. Kayla also never believed in climate change until she took a class at Wilmington College called Individual and Global Policy.

Corey Cockerill teaches Agricultural Communications. She was interviewed by student Aryn Copeland about the journey from the suburbs to rural life.
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Before the coronavirus pandemic, County Lines producer Renee Wilde met with faculty and students at Wilmington College in Clinton County and heard their ideas about rural life and the prospects for a career in agriculture.

Lucy Enge and Kayla Wise
Renee Wilde / WYSO

Before the coronavirus pandemic, County Lines producer Renee Wilde met with faculty and students at Wilmington College in Clinton County and heard their ideas about rural life and the prospects for a career in agriculture.

Corey Cockerill teaches Agricultural Communication at Wilmington College, with her student Lucy Enge.
Renee Wilde / WYSO

Before the coronavirus pandemic, County Lines producer Renee Wilde met with faculty and students at Wilmington College in Clinton County and heard their ideas about rural life and the prospects for a career in agriculture.

Wilmington College is a Quaker College founded on the tenets of the Quaker religion -  simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship.

Morgan McFarland, Grace Smith and Carly Fitz are freshman "aggies" at Wilmington College.
Renee Wilde / WYSO

Two months ago, before the coronavirus pandemic hit Ohio, County Lines producer Renee Wilde met with faculty and students at Wilmington College in Clinton County and heard their ideas about rural life and the prospects for a career in agriculture.

Agriculture is the largest major for Wilmington students, and surprisingly those AG students are predominantly female.

This spring 2018, the Quaker Heritage Center is facilitating a series of talks and musical performances that highlight the power of solidarity and resistance among African-Americans, Abolitionists, and Quakers. At the same time, these programs will addres
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Education is obviously the main focus of any educational institution's mission, and Wilmington College's upcoming speaker series will not only educate but tie historical perspectives to current events.

 

To find out more about the series, we spoke with Tanya Maus, director of the Peace Resource Center and Quaker Heritage Center at Wilmington, and Ursula McTaggart, an associate professor of English there.

 

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for April 8, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Tara Lydy about Wilmington College making the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 6th consecutive year.

-Jerry Kenney also speaks with Tom Foder from the Dayton chapter of the American Red Cross about recent efforts to help victims of the Indiana tornados.

The second installment of the SOCHE Talks feature Chris Burns-Dibiasio, Director of Community Relations at Wilmington College. Today she talks about Wilmington's Grow Food Grow Hope Project.