My name is Amber Gabel, and I am a freshman taking AEE 100 this semester. Although I am an Animal Science major, I still have a passion for agricultural education, especially when it comes to agricultural literacy. Throughout my life, I have been involved in many great youth programs that work to teach people about agriculture, such as 4-H, FFA, PA Jr. Holstein Association, and the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess and Promotion Services. I absolutely love dairy cattle (especially Red & White Holsteins), which is why I want to pursue a career as a large animal veterinarian and help my parents continue to run the family farm. I am also very passionate about showing and judging dairy cattle (you may see me on the Penn State Dairy Judging Team in a year or two). I hope that the NAAE Communities of Practice will allow me to network with people who share similar interests in agricultural education. I look forward to getting to know many of you!
~ Amber Gabel