By Lakin Whatley
The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed Kloe Burris of Poteet, Texas to the Montgomery office as a summer intern.
Burris began work May 17 as a legal intern with the External Affairs Department. Throughout the summer, she will work on a transportation law pamphlet, update the Federation’s Ag Law Book and will research areas of Alabama laws most pertinent to Federation members.
“As a Texas native, I am extremely excited to be working at the Federation and gaining experience in Alabama agriculture,” Burris said. “I hope to broaden my understanding of issues Alabama farmers face and discover how to best serve the industry.”
Burris is in her third year at the University of Alabama School of Law. She completed a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and a master’s of agribusiness from Texas Tech.
“Kloe has already made quite the impression with the External Affairs staff,” said Director of External Affairs Matthew Durdin. “On the last night of the Alabama Legislative session, Kloe worked till midnight with the rest of our team. She is a natural fit for us, and we are looking forward to having her here for the next 12 weeks.”
Burris was active in her high school FFA chapter where she competed in various leadership and judging activities. She also previously exhibited sheep and goats and has a small herd of goats at her home in Tuscaloosa.
“Upon completion of this internship and law school, I plan to continue to serve as an advocate for the agricultural industry in the legal profession,” Kloe says. “I would like to represent the industry in the legislative process to create meaningful change that positively impacts farmers and the agricultural community.”
Burris, 24, is the daughter of Keith and Kristal of Poteet, Texas.