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Arkansas Farm Bureau Hires Summer Interns

5/17/2012 at 12:00 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Farm Bureau has added two summer interns to its staff for the summer to allow them to get real-world experience.

Carley Calico is the intern for Farm Bureau’s Organization and Member Programs,
Governmental Affairs, and Commodity and Regulatory Affairs departments. Calico is the daughter of Steve and Susan Calico of Fort Worth, Texas. She recently graduated from Southern Arkansas University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education. She will start graduate work in agricultural communications this fall at the University of Arkansas.

“It is an honor to have been selected as an intern with the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation,” said Calico. “I have a passion for agricultural education and literacy, and I am looking forward to the hands-on experience and valuable knowledge I will gain from my internship. I am proud to represent Arkansas Farm Bureau as an advocate for agriculture and everyone involved in the industry.”

Mollie Dykes is the intern for the Public Relations department. She is the daughter of Jan and Ray Overturf of Hot Springs and Steve Dykes of Rogers. Dykes is a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from the University of Arkansas.

“This is an internship I’ve had my sights set on since I was a freshman in college because I’ve always enjoyed working with the public as well as advocating for agriculture. I’m excited to be able to intern in a department that strives to do just that,” Dykes said.

Calico and Dykes will be completing a number of tasks throughout their 12-week internships. Calico will be working with the commodity divisions along with the county Farm Bureaus. She also will be working on organizational policy development and will be traveling to Washington, D.C. Dykes will be working with the different summer activities sponsored by Farm Bureau along with working on the different Arkansas Farm Bureau publications and helping to manage social media.

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Carley Calico

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Mollie Dykes

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 210,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.


For more information contact:

Steve Eddington
(501) 228-1383


Mollie Dykes
(501) 228-1611

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