ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) announced on Jan. 7 that it has hired University of Arkansas agriculture communications student Brittney Fund as a communications intern starting Jan. 7, in the USW headquarters office in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. Her internship will focus on media monitoring and news writing through May 20.
“Keeping our member state wheat commissions and wheat farmers informed about our export market development activities is very important,” said Vice-President of Communications Steve Mercer. “We are happy Brittney will be helping us keep the lines of communication strong during this time.”
Fund is both grateful and excited for this new adventure.
“It has been a dream of mine to work for an organization whose goals so closely match my own of promoting agriculture and helping farmers grow their business,” Fund said, “I look forward to all the great experiences this internship has to offer.”
Fund is originally from Sanger, California, U.S. She attended school at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and competed on the equine judging team. Fund transferred to the University of Arkansas in 2012 to earn a bachelor’s degree in agriculture communications.