Olivia Buckeye Selected as 2021 NDAAE Summer Intern

Olivia Buckeye will serve as the 2021 NDAAE Summer Intern. Buckeye is a junior at North Dakota State University majoring in Ag. Ed.

Olivia Buckeye (Edgeley) has been selected as the 2021 North Dakota Association of Agricultural Educators (NDAAE) summer intern, a position funded through the efforts of the NDAAE, the North Dakota FFA Association and the North Dakota FFA Foundation.

Buckeye is currently a junior at North Dakota State University and plans to graduate after the fall of 2022 with a degree in agricultural education.  Buckeye has “always known she wanted to major in something related to agriculture,” but she didn’t find her path until after her start at NDSU.

“When I started college at NDSU, I had no idea I would choose to base my career off of Agricultural Education. I started majoring in General Ag. so I could get a feel for what I wanted to do and I fell in love with NDSU’s Ag. Ed. classes. It is satisfying for me knowing, someday, I’ll be able to share my passion with students.”

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As the 2020 NDAAE intern, Buckeye looks forward to rounding her experiences with the North Dakota FFA, especially as she prepared to, one day, be an Ag. teacher in ND herself! “I look forward to becoming more familiar and comfortable with the different competitions and CDEs that happen during the summer. I am also excited for the networking side of things; I love meeting new people and I know I will have many opportunities during this internship,” says Buckeye.


Olivia Buckeye from the Edgeley-Kulm FFA Chapter has been selected as NDAAE’s 2021 Summer Intern.

Home Chapter: Edgeley-Kulm FFA Chapter

All-time Favorite Meal: You can never go wrong with a tender steak and garlic mashed potatoes (and maybe some Texas Roadhouse buns!).

High School FFA CDEs/Involvement: “I was involved in Livestock Judging, Ag Sales, I was our Chapter Secretary and did Parliamentary Procedure.”

What would you like readers to know about you? “My favorite color is lavender, my favorite animal is a cow, if I could have any sort of superpower it would be mind-reading, I am a certified artificial insemination tech and in my free time I love to spend time with my friends and family! If you see me around this summer, don’t be afraid to come say hi! I’d love to meet as many of you as I can.”