Internship Spotlight: Erika Schmidt
The Institute of Applied Agriculture is full of intelligent, devoted, and hardworking students who strive to exceed all expectations. Erika Schmidt is a perfect example of one of these students.
During the summer, IAA students are to find an internship that allows them to get experience in the agriculture industry that interests them the most. With COVID-19 starting to rise in March, many students struggled to find an internship, but Schmidt succeeded and found an internship that she enjoyed.
It all started when Schmidt’s neighbor asked her if she would be interested in interning at Cedar Springs Farm with Connor Bouchelle over the summer. Schmidt said that she couldn’t pass up this opportunity to work on a horse farm and with children.
Cedar Springs farm is located in Cecil County, Maryland. The farm is run by Connor Bouchelle, who is in charge of horseback riding lessons, horse camps, and boarding. She enjoyed Schmidt’s presence at the farm, Bouchelle states, “Erika was always on time; she was extremely hard working and willing to help in any area that I needed her. She was kind to my animals and loving. She was great with my kids as well.”