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May 23, 2011   Email to Friend 

MARTIN SMITH JOINS FARMERS FEDERATION TEAM AS SUMMER INTERN
Jillian Clair
334-612-5660
May 23, 2011

Martin Smith, a senior at Auburn University studying political science, is working with the governmental and agricultural programs division as a summer intern.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A new advocate for agriculture has joined the Alabama Farmers Federation's governmental and agricultural programs division as a summer intern.

Martin Smith, originally from Sarasota, Fla., is an Auburn University senior who graduates in December with a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in history.

"We are excited to have Martin Smith join the Federation family this summer," said Brian Hardin, assistant director of the Farmers Federation's governmental and agricultural programs division. "He comes to us eager to learn more about the issues affecting Alabama's farmers, while broadening his experiences as a political science student."

Smith, who wants to be a lawyer, said he is excited to learn more about agriculture law through the internship.

"I'm interested in ag law, and working for the Alabama Farmers Federation should be a great way to develop my interests," Smith said. "I'm very happy they've given me this opportunity. It's a great group of people doing good work."

Hardin said Smith will learn more about the Federation's advocacy for its members, including participation in the legislative process.

"Even though his time here with us is brief, Martin is ready to contribute to the Alabama Farmers Federation's mission to improve opportunities for agriculture and rural Alabama," Hardin said.

At Auburn, Smith is involved with the Student Government Association and his fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho.

He has previously served as AGR's scholarship chair and new member chair, and he is currently philanthropy chair.

In addition to his involvement at Auburn, Smith enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, mountain biking and hunting.


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