Two Auburn University (AU) seniors landed summer internships with the Alabama Farmers Federation, the state’s largest farm organization.
Kaycee Wright, an animal sciences major with a concentration in equine science, is working with Ag in the Classroom (AITC) and the Federation Women’s Leadership Division. Meanwhile, agricultural communications student Bill Taylor is an ag policy intern with the Federation’s Governmental and Agricultural Programs (GAP) Department.
Wright, 20, is a Cullman County native who is also pursuing a minor in communications. She will develop educational materials for AITC and work on agricultural education and promotion; advocacy; and leadership development for the Federation.
“I am excited for this opportunity and look forward to meeting new people and making connections in the agriculture industry,” Wright said. “I already have a photography business and hope to develop skills that will lead to a career in agricultural communications.”
Wright was a photographer and social media specialist for AU’s College of Agriculture and served two summers at Quail Creek Resort in Hartselle. She also has experience working on a cattle and horse farm.
Wright chairs the AU Young Farmers and is a member of Collegiate Cattlemen and Ag Hill Communicators.
Tuscaloosa County native Taylor will work across departments to advocate for agriculture; produce ag policy communications; and strengthen his understanding of governmental and Federation work.
“My passion for agriculture stemmed from growing up on a farm and understanding the hardships that are faced by farmers and others in the agriculture industry,” said Taylor, 21. “I want to be an advocate for agriculture, and I think this new position will help prepare me for my future career.”
Taylor has worked as a communications and marketing intern in the AU College of Agriculture and participated in the Alabama Ag Expedition sponsored by the Alabama Wheat & Feed Grain Producers. He is also a letterman on the Auburn Tigers football team as a long snapper.