The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed four college students and graduates in May for summer internships.
Troy University’s Ginny Bradley, a Clarke County native, is interning with the Soybean and Wheat & Feed Grain Producers. The communications and public relations senior is visiting farms and writing for the Federation’s publications, focusing on use of checkoff dollars.
Auburn University (AU) agricultural communications senior Morgan Graham is working with the Federation’s Public Relations and Communications Department. She writes and takes photos for Neighbors magazine, manages social media and is working on website-related projects. Graham is from Pike County.
Cullman County’s Elizabeth Thompson is interning with the Federation’s Organization Department, where she assists with Ag in the Classroom, ag literacy projects and curriculum development. She is a junior at AU studying agricultural economics.
AU agricultural communications graduate Caleb Hicks is working with the Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) for a second summer. He previously interned with the Soybean and Wheat & Feed Grain Producers. Duties include visiting farms, promoting the fruit and vegetable industry, coordinating farmers market programming and maintaining social media. He will also update the AFVGA membership database.
Thompson and Hicks are both scholarship recipients through the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation.
All interns will work through the Federation’s Commodity Producers Conference in August.