Welcome SWCD Summer Interns!

“Hello! My name is Brandi Henderson and I am one of the summer interns for Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District. I am from Goshen, Indiana where I was highly involved in 4-H and FFA. I showed cattle, sheep, hogs, and goats, also I served many offices as an FFA member. I will be a Junior transferring to Purdue in the fall, I attended Eastern Oklahoma State College where I was a member of the livestock judging team. I have a dual major in Agriculture Education and Animal Science, my hope is to become an Agriculture Education teacher. Interning at SWCD will allow me to gain more knowledge about the conservation side of Agriculture, more specifically soil and water. This summer you shall see me doing Rule 5 Site Visits, taking part in research, educating youth and community members. Don’t be afraid to come say “hello” if you see me visiting your projects!”


“Hello! My name is Tanner DeMien and I am a summer intern for Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District. I am from Osceola, Indiana where I graduated from Penn High School. I was a ten year 4-H member of dairy feeder and swine club. I wrestle and attend school at Lindsey Wilson College and am majoring in Sustainability. My hope is to someday to become a conservationist. Being an intern for SWCD will help me get a better understanding on conservation and how it effects our daily lives. This summer you will see me doing Rule 5 Site Visits, educating younger generation and community members, as well as partaking in a summer research project. If you see me visiting your site come say “hi” I am a very friendly person.”


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