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Date: 10/16/2014

Title: Washington D.C. Office Welcomes two Interns for the Fall Semester

Each semester the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council host a public policy internship in Washington D.C. In September, staff welcomed Brianna Roberts and Ben Granholm to D.C. to work with the policy staff on legislative and regulatory issues impacting cattle producers across the country.

From Carlton, Georgia, Roberts grew up in a community whose livelihood was largely dependent on production agriculture. Roberts said her lifelong involvement in the industry has led to her desire to be an advocate for the future success of farmers and ranchers.

“I could not be more excited about being a part of the NCBA staff this semester,” said Roberts, an agricultural communications junior at the University of Georgia. “As a young farmer, I understand the importance of knowing what is going on both on and off the farm. Political decisions made in D.C. impact even the smallest operations.  By being part of this organization I am getting a chance to see the political process up close as well as serving as a voice for the producer.”

California native, Granholm is a senior at California State University, Fresno, completing his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business. He will be working not only with NCBA staff, but with the Public Lands Council as well.

“Growing up in California, I have witnessed a host of political decisions that do not always support production agriculture,” Granholm said. “Interning with NCBA and PLC is allowing me to become a part of the team that fights for agriculture and the beef industry each and every day. Not many college students are able to say that they lived and worked in the nation’s capital while representing our countries most vital industry. I cannot wait to see what this fall has in store and am extremely excited to be working on behalf of America’s agriculture and beef industry.”

NCBA is currently accepting applications the spring 2015 internship. The program is open to college juniors, seniors and graduate students. For more information, click here.