The Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance welcomed four summer interns May 16. Taylor Jackson, Maggie Cooner, Tanner Hood and Josie Chance will serve the state’s farmers through the Federation’s Farm and Land Expo in August.
Jackson is the organization’s inaugural Faulkner University Ag Law Pathway intern and will conduct legal research, analyze proposed regulations, and review and draft contracts and proposals for the Federation.
“I’m so thankful for the opportunity to gain experience in ag law with the Alabama Farmers Federation,” said Jackson, a Montgomery native. “Alabama has always been home, and I am excited to be able to give back through an organization and industry so vital to my community.”
A 2019 Auburn University (AU) graduate, Jackson, 25, majored in communication with a business minor. After graduation, she worked in Atlanta for the College Football Hall of Fame as a marketing intern and The William Carter Company as digital marketing coordinator.
Fellow Montgomery native Cooner will expand her marketing major education as she works on product communications, field updates, advertising and content creation for social media and Neighbors magazine.
“An internship with Alfa offers me the opportunity to see the best in the business market insurance products and promote advocacy efforts on behalf of Alabama farmers,” said Cooner, 21. “It’s amazing how the Alfa family makes you feel welcome every day.”
The AU senior is pursuing a minor in communication and is the Alpha Kappa Psi president and Kappa Alpha Theta archivist.
Moulton native Hood is excited to further develop his technical skills as the Federation’s broadcast intern.
“I am looking forward to working with farmers in Alabama through the Federation,” said Hood, 21. “I am excited to learn the day-to-day work that happens here and see how the Federation helps farmers. I am also happy to work with such great people and further develop my skills in broadcast and communication.”
Through work on the Federation’s “Simply Southern TV” and several other broadcast projects, Hood to build on his education at AU, where he is a senior pursuing a double major in agricultural communications and Spanish. He is also active with AU’s Collegiate Cattlemen’s Association and the Auburn Christian Student Center.
Meanwhile, Mississippi State University (MSU) junior Chance will focus on writing, photography, social media and special promotion projects as the communications intern.
The Brierfield native looks forward to learning from the wealth of experience in the Communications Department.
“I’m excited for this opportunity to combine my passion for agriculture and education during my time at the Federation,” said Chance, 20.
At MSU, Chance is pursuing a major in agriculture communication with a public relations minor. She is a member of the Collegiate Livestock Judging Team, Collegiate Cattlemen’s Association and Gamma Beta Phi.
In addition to individual projects, interns will work together to brainstorm, plan and execute a project benefiting Federation members.