Alabama Farmers Federation intern Cameron Humphrey started work in the organization’s Montgomery home office July 16 after spending four weeks seeing policy development firsthand in Washington, D.C.
The Auburn University (AU) senior worked in the office of U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Alabama, through an internship funded by the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. The Birmingham native was in the capital when the U.S. House passed its version of the farm bill in June.
“Working in D.C. reinvigorated my love for public administration and Congress,” said Humphrey, 21. “I learned how important bipartisanship is when it comes to passing legislation such as the farm bill. I have a growing interest in the ins and outs of agricultural policy and am excited to learn more in Montgomery this summer.”
For the next four weeks, Humphrey will develop a proposal that could afford Alabama students interested in ag policy the opportunity to intern in Washington. He will also help monitor federal and regulatory issues, said the Federation’s Mitt Walker.
“Cam is an exceptional student, and his work in Washington laid a great foundation in agricultural policy,” said Walker, the Federation’s National Legislative Programs director. “We’ll continue to build on that as Cam assists in following federal policy that impacts our farmers.”
Humphrey will graduate from AU in May 2019 in agricultural business and economics with a political science minor. At Auburn, he is president of the College of Agriculture’s Ag Ambassadors. After graduation, he plans to attend law school and pursue a career in politics.
Humphrey is the son of Yoni and Robert Humphrey.
The Alabama Farmers Federation is the state’s largest farm organization with over 350,000 members and is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation.