By Lakin Whatley
The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed summer intern Walker Davidson to its Montgomery office May 17.
Davidson, an Auburn native, will work in the Department of Governmental and Agricultural Programs. He will assist with various commodity programs along with planning and preparing for the Federation’s Farm and Land Expo.
“From being involved in a young farmers program in high school, I knew I would like to learn more about the Federation and how it assists producers,” Davidson said. “This internship will provide opportunities to work and build relationships with industry professionals and gain hands-on experience that will be an asset as I start my career.”
Davidson is a senior at Auburn University (AU) majoring in Agricultural Business and Economics with plans to graduate in December. At AU, he has leadership roles as social chair for the Ag Ambassadors. He also is alumni chair and on social and rush committees for Theta Chi Fraternity. Davidson is AU Ag Council secretary.
“We look forward to Walker putting the leadership skills he has shown as a student to work for Federation members,” said Governmental and Agricultural Programs Director Brian Hardin. “Walker will have opportunities across all the unique segments of agriculture, helping support our efforts through the commodity divisions. With the return of the Alabama Farm and Land Expo, Walker will also play an integral role in planning our summer conference and tradeshow in Montgomery.”
Davidson is a first-generation agriculturalist. His passion and interest for agricultural began when he was in high school and enrolled in an agriculture class, which then led to becoming a member of his local FFA chapter.
Davidson, 22, is the son of Rick and Kelly Davidson of Auburn.