Vogel joins National FFA Organization as Public Relations Intern

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Rachel Schrage
Marketing and Communications
National FFA Organization

INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, September 18, 2012/National FFA Organization) – Kimberly Vogel, 23, of Strasburg, Ill., has joined the National FFA Organization as an intern in the marketing, communications and branding division. She will be assisting in media relations, creative projects, special event publicity and social media campaigns.

Previously, she completed an internship with the Hauser Group, a public relations agency in St. Louis, Mo., where she wrote news releases, created social media content and helped coordinate media relations. Vogel also volunteered for her hometown by working with SCAN, an initiative to grow the town’s population. She created and edited content for the town’s bi-monthly newsletter, Gnome News.

She is a 2011 graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a major in mass communications focused on corporate and institutional media and a minor in political science. Vogel also studied abroad for a semester in spring 2010 in Salzburg, Austria, studying international public relations and political science. During the 2011-12 school year, she was president of Cougar Village, an apartment complex on campus. As president, she ran weekly meetings and coordinated monthly events.

Currently residing in Indianapolis, Vogel grew up on her parents’ corn, soybean and wheat farm with her two siblings. She has a passion for social media and hopes to make it her career.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 540,379 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,489 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 540,379 student members as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at www.FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.