By Marlee Moore
The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed Elizabeth Thompson to its Organization Department for a summer internship May 9. Thompson, a junior majoring in agricultural economics at Auburn University (AU), will work at the Montgomery home office until August.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to advocate for and serve the Alabama agricultural industry through Ag in the Classroom (AITC),” said Thompson, a native of Holly Pond in Cullman County. “The possibilities for sharing information about our No. 1 industry are endless.”
Her responsibilities include assisting with AITC Summer Institute, ag literacy projects and curriculum development, said the Federation’s Kim Ramsey.
“Elizabeth’s passion for agriculture and background growing up on a farm will be an invaluable asset for our ag literacy programs this summer,” said Ramsey, director of Alabama AITC and the Federation’s Women’s Division. “We are confident this summer will offer her personal and professional growth.”
At AU, Thompson is social chair of the Ag Ambassadors and is Ag Council secretary-treasurer. She is also a student employee for the Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Department.
She is the daughter of the late James Thompson and Teresa Thompson of Holly Pond and graduated from Holly Pond High School in 2016.