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From the Intern – Top Five Reasons to Intern with the Coalition

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern #1: Build Your Portfolio This internship gave me the flexibility to build my portfolio how I wanted to. I was able to improve my writing skills through news releases, blog posts, and social media. A couple of other things I wanted to learn more about this summer were photography...

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Communications Internship Available

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – September 27, 2018 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) has an opening for a communications intern for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. This paid internship is full-time from May through August, with potential for the selected applicant to work part-time in the spring/fall. The...

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From the Intern – If I Don’t Do It, Who Will?

by Megyn Walston, Communications Intern  At the end of August, we honored our 139th Wergin Good Farm Neighbor family, Jim and Jennifer Carlson from Gowrie, IA. The Carlson’s raise cattle and hogs and are very involved in their community. It was obvious they have a positive influence in the community with over 100 friends and...

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From the Intern – Enjoying the Experience

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern Over the past month I have been busy with professional development while also experiencing new opportunities and networking with agriculture industry professionals. I am quickly realizing the value my internship brings to my resume and how unique this program is. In July, I had the opportunity to organize our...

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From the Intern – Educating Consumers to Better our Future

By Megyn Walston, CSIF Communications Intern I have always been passionate about educating consumers on where their food comes from. With today’s media and misconceptions that are being portrayed daily, this task has become even more important for the future of agriculture. In June I had the opportunity to visit Cinnamon Ridge Farms in Donahue,...

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Walston Joins Coalition Team as Communications Intern

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – May 16, 2018 – The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) welcomes Megyn Walston as their 2018 communications intern. Walston will assist CSIF by coordinating outreach activities, promoting special events and developing content for the organization’s communication channels. She will collaborate with the Coalition to advocate for farmers and publicize...

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CSIF Seeks 2018 Communications Intern
CSIF Seeks 2018 Communications Intern

Each year, the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) encourages students to take an active role in assisting Iowa’s farm families by offering a paid communications internship. The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is currently seeking applicants for the 2018 internship program. Preference will be given to candidates who are an Iowa resident with...

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Five Things I Learned Interning With The Coalition

By Emma Wilson, CSIF Communications Intern  From traveling across the state of Iowa, writing articles, interviewing farmers and volunteering at the Iowa State Fair, this summer has been full of countless adventures with the Coalition. As the summer winds down, I’m excited to return to Ames for my senior year, but I also find myself...

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Meeting Iowa’s Farm Families

By Emma Wilson, CSIF Communications Intern Growing up in a large family, I along with my brothers learned our designated chores and duties at a young age. We grew to understand every member had to do their part to feed all the animals, harvest all the crops and ultimately make the farm successful. This past...

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Journey of Exploration in Iowa Agriculture

By Emma Wilson, CSIF Communications Intern My first year at Iowa State I majored in Agricultural Exploration, a major allowing students to explore the options in agriculture with endless opportunities to find your place. The past few months with the Coalition has been quite similar. With a jam-packed schedule for the month of June, I’ve...

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