Three recent college graduates have joined Arkansas Farm Bureau for the summer as interns. The interns will assist several key departments within the organization and work to advance their skills and learn more about Arkansas Farm Bureau’s grassroots impact within the state and across the nation.
Taylor J. McNeel from Vilonia graduated with honors in May from Southern Arkansas University with a degree in agricultural business. She plans to attend the University of Arkansas in the fall for a master’s degree in agricultural economics.
“I have always admired the work Farm Bureau does for Arkansas agriculture,” McNeel said. “As an intern this summer, I am excited to learn ways to better serve Arkansans and contribute to the agricultural industry.”
Brooke Taylor from King City, Calif., graduated from the University of Arkansas in May where she studied pre-law. This fall she will return to the university to start law school.
“I'm so excited to be interning with Arkansas Farm Bureau and helping prepare for the 2019 legislative session,” Taylor said. “Agriculture has always played an important role in my life, and it’s an honor to contribute to the voice of Arkansas agriculture.”
McNeel and Taylor are interning with the Organization and Member Programs, Public Affairs and Government Relations and Commodity and Regulatory Affairs departments.
Matthew Magdefrau from Harrison graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in May with a degree in digital filmmaking. He is interning with the Public Relations department. Magdefrau will use his skills to create video stories for Arkansas Farm Bureau that help tell the story of agriculture in the state.
“I see Farm Bureau as a place where using filmmaking and video making you can make a change in the world and you can really help people,” Magdefrau said.
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.
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