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Arkansas Farm Bureau hires summer interns

6/4/2014 at 9:50 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Farm Bureau has added two interns to its staff for the summer.

Lindsey Mitchell is the intern for the Organization and Member Programs, Public Policy, and Commodity and Regulatory Affairs departments. The daughter of John and Sharon Mitchell of Sheridan (Grant County), she developed an interest in Farm Bureau while a member of the Collegiate Farm Bureau at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. Mitchell will be a senior at SAU, studying toward a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business.

“I’m honored to be chosen as an intern for the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation,” Mitchell said. “Growing up on a farm has taught me a lot about the agriculture industry, and now I’m excited to learn more about a different side of agriculture. I’m proud to represent such a respected organization, and I look forward to gaining valuable hands-on experience.”

Lauren Waldrip is the intern for the Public Relations Department. She is the daughter of Mark and Angela Waldrip of Moro (Lee County). Waldrip received undergraduate degrees from the University of Arkansas in marketing and public relations. She first became interested in public relations during her time serving as student body vice president. Waldrip is currently pursuing an MBA at the Sam M. Walton Graduate School of Business.

“I’m grateful to have this opportunity to combine my passions for people and agriculture.” Waldrip said. “I look forward to working for an organization that has played a significant part in my life and to be able to serve as an advocate for agriculture.”

Mitchell and Waldrip are both the third generation in a farm family. The internship will last 12 weeks. Mitchell is working with the commodity divisions, along with the county Farm Bureaus. She also is working on organizational policy development. Waldrip is helping the organization with a number of its summer activities and will contribute to its different publications. She’ll also working with social media and marketing strategies.

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Lindsey Mitchell


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Lauren Waldrip

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 190,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.


For more information contact:

Steve Eddington
(501) 228-1383
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203


Lauren Waldrip
(501) 228-1623
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

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