By Bradford Sherman
Anna Adams has joined The Ohio State University South Centers staff as a Program Assistant and as part of the front office team.
Her educational background and experience in the agricultural sector, which includes being the founder and manager of the Adams County Farmers Market as well as assisting her family farm at home, made her an ideal candidate for joining the research and Extension side of South Centers.
Fittingly, she will be working closely with Brad Bergefurd and Christie Welch, both of whom have programming suited to her particular skill set. She will take the lead on organizing the various events held at South Centers and at partner sites around the state.
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to be a part of South Centers,” said Adams. “I think my background in agriculture will certainly aide me in my new role, but I know I also have room to grow and am looking forward to learning as much as I can from Brad, Christie and all of my new co-workers.”
Adams comes to South Centers by way of the SNAP-Ed program, for which she worked as a Program Assistant since 2014 in Adams and Clermont counties. Through SNAP-Ed, Adams helped participants lead healthier lives by teaching them about good nutrition, how to make their food dollars stretch further, and encouraged them to be more physically active.
Adams earned her Bachelor of Science degree in food and nutrition services from Ohio University, and a master’s degree in Agriculture and Extension Education from The Ohio State University.
In her new role as part of the front office staff, Adams is already learning what many who have come before her already know, that every day is a new challenge.
“I think that is what I am going to love the most about my new job, that every day there is something new. It helps keep things interesting,” she said.
Adams and her husband, John, reside in West Union.