Cullman County native Tanner Quick will amplify her agricultural education skills during an internship with the Alabama Farmers Federation.
She began work May 13 and will intern with the Federation’s Organization Department through mid-July, working on outreach programs like Ag in the Classroom (AITC) Summer Institute and FFA State Convention.
“I’m interested in learning how to better communicate with people about agriculture and where their food comes from,” said 21-year-old Quick, who graduates from Auburn University (AU) in December. “At Auburn, I’ve learned a lot about Ag in the Classroom and am excited to educate teachers during Summer Institute so they can help their students.”
Quick studies poultry science production with an agribusiness minor and previously interned with poultry company Pilgrim’s Pride. She’s involved in the Poultry Science Club, Young Farmers and Sigma Alpha, a professional agriculture sorority that helps with AITC.
Alabama AITC Chair Kim Earwood said Quick’s enthusiasm for ag education is an asset for the program.
“Tanner’s outgoing personality and passion for teaching others about agriculture will serve her well on our team,” said Earwood, also the Federation’s Women’s Division director. “We met during last year’s Women’s Leadership Conference when Sigma Alpha was leading an AITC session. She was excited to help the ladies learn more about agriculture, and we’re excited to see her in action this summer with teachers and students.”
Quick graduated from West Point High School in 2015, where she was involved in FFA. She is the daughter of Alan and Shannon Quick of West Point.