Jennifer Ochs, a senior at Kansas State University working toward a bachelor's degree in agriculture communications and journalism will be the Communications Intern for the 59th annual 3i Show, being held in Dodge City on July 11-13.
Ochs is specializing in ag economics. She is originally from Jetmore, and has a strong agriculture background.
At KSU she has been involved with Collegiate Cattlewomen, The National Agri-Marketing Association and Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow. During the school year Ochs works part time for the College of Agriculture Deans Office.
Ochs will begin her internship for the 3i Show on May 20 and will finish in August. She will be working in all areas of the 3i Show assisting in communications. Her duties will include writing press releases and news articles, updating social media, taking photos, providing office assistance and much more. She will also be attending committee meetings to share ideas and gain experience as to what goes into planning the 3i Show each year.
About the 3i Show
Known as "A North American Agri-Business Tradition," the 3i Show is managed and organized by the Western Kansas Manufacturer's Association and is the largest free trade show in Kansas. The 3i SHOW provides a chance for exhibitors from all over the country to showcase their products that involve the agriculture industry, implements and irrigation.
The show moved to permanent headquarters at the Western Bank Expo Center in Dodge City for the 2012 show. Previously it had alternated between Garden City and Great Bend.
In addition to providing more space for indoor exhibits on the concrete floor exhibition area, the Expo Center includes a large, dirt-floor exhibit space which is also under a roof.
The show grounds also provides outdoor exhibitors with spaces designed as an agricultural exhibit show grounds. The outdoor space is all hard-surface, paved with recycled asphalt. The location of the venue next to the Dodge City race track allows the show to use the electrical and water hook-ups in the pit area of the track for recreational vehicles.
For more information about the 59th annual 3i Show call 620-227-8082 or go to the 3i Show website.