The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed Auburn University (AU) senior Dallas Nichols for a fall internship beginning Aug. 27.
The Monroe County native and senior in agricultural business and economics will assist the Federation’s Governmental & Agricultural Programs (GAP) Department through November.
“We look forward to having Dallas work with us as he wraps up his senior year,” said GAP Department Director Brian Hardin. “With this opportunity, he will learn about the importance of serving in a member-focused organization, while helping staff be more efficient in delivering programming.”
Fall projects include updating Alabama Farm & Land Expo potential exhibitor information; assisting with Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association virtual education, the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association landowner liability program and the Federation’s centennial celebration planning; and helping prepare for the Federation’s Policy Development Meeting.
“I grew up in a row crop community and saw the positive impact the Federation had on farmers across Alabama,” said Nichols, 22. “I am excited to be a part of the Farmers Federation team and the projects taking place this fall.
At Auburn, Nichols is pursuing a minor in supply chain management and will graduate in December. He was previously an ambassador at Coastal Alabama Community College and is involved in a social fraternity. Earlier this year, Nichols interned with Yara North America, where he worked with cotton, corn and soybean farmers. Other practical agriculture experience includes working on research trials with AU’s Dr. Steve Li.
Nichols graduated from Monroe Academy in 2016 and is the son of Myra and Jeff Nichols of Monroeville.