From Iowa, to Uganda, to DC. Where will agriculture take me next?
The story of how getting involved in agriculture inspired me to make it a career.
Two summers earlier you had your first true solo flight to Washington D.C. for the Animal Agriculture Alliance internship.
Although I am not entirely sure exactly what my future in animal agriculture will be, I do know that the knowledge gained from my internship experience will stay with me for the rest of my life
Don’t stop educating and advocating. In the face of adversity, farmers still farm, and, in the same token, we should still advocate.
I love agriculture and I love sharing my passion for this industry, so why not combine the two? That turned out to be a great decision.
I feel like now is a good time to share the four greatest opportunities and learning experiences I’ve had because of this internship.
Looking back at the last 12 months, I cannot help but be thankful for all of the opportunities I have been blessed with, especially within the agriculture community.
This summer I have asked a lot of questions and I have answered just as many, but most importantly I have learned to understand the importance of “Why?”
Coming from a small, rural town in east-central Missouri, I never would have imaged myself interning in an office near the nation’s Capitol.