Kentucky State University student earned marketing internship with Central Kentucky AgCredit
Kentucky State University student Jocelyn Marables is completing a marketing internship with Central Kentucky AgCredit this summer.
Marables is an agriculture, food, and the environment major who intends to graduate in fall 2022. Attending Kentucky State is a family tradition; her grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-grandfather all attended the university. Originally from Jefferson County, Marables is the Kentucky State University president of MANRRS for the 2021-22 school year.
“Kentucky State has academically and socially prepared me for the internship,” Marables said.
One of the great skills she has acquired is how to ask questions, and she said her animal science course helped her learn a lot of the terminology she needs for her internship.
“I am excited for the endless knowledge I will gain and the professional relationships I will develop,” she said.
Marables has previously held several internships: in research labs at the University of Florida, as a data analyst for a digital application team, and at the Wilson Plant Nursery in Frankfort.
Marables’ dream is to own a botanical garden and farm— and the internship will help her learn about the marketing and loan processes she’ll need, she said.
“I want to own a botanical garden and farm to have land to pass on to future generations in my family,” Marables said. “I would like for my botanical garden and farm to serve as a space of human engagement with nature; I feel it is extremely important that we maintain our connection with the environment around us. I truly value community, and I want my botanical garden and farm to personify these values.”
She also plans to use a portion of her future business to service disadvantaged, inter-city youth with free or low-cost art therapy sessions. On the weekend, her botanical garden will serve as a cultural center specifically geared toward people from the African diaspora.
In the meantime, she is excited to complete her internship; her experience so far has been “exceptional.”
“I intend to network and learn of the resources available to me as a young, beginning farmer,” Marables said.