WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers (CSIF) is excited to welcome Taylor Lekin to the team as their 2021 communication intern.
Lekin will help advance CSIF’s mission of supporting farmers as they raise livestock responsibly and successfully through assisting with content creation, event planning, and maintaining strong industry relations.
Lekin will be a junior at Iowa State University this fall studying agriculture and society with a minor in journalism and mass communications. In addition to her studies, Lekin is also active in many organizations on campus including Alpha Gamma Delta Women’s Fraternity, Alpha Zeta Agriculture Honors Fraternity, the Agriculture and Society Club, and the Salt Company. Before attending Iowa State, Lekin grew up in the beef and livestock marketing industries. She is the fourth generation to work at her family’s business, Tama Livestock Auction, and was actively involved in a variety of different youth organizations.
“The agriculture industry has come to mean so much to me and I have become very passionate about advocating for the hardworking producers, especially here in Iowa, that keep this industry moving forward. I am excited for a summer of sharpening my skills and supporting Iowa’s farmers as the 2021 CSIF communications intern,” says Lekin.
CSIF is a non-profit organization that assists livestock farmers who want help interpreting rules and regulations, guidance on good site locations for barns, counsel on enhancing neighbor relations and tips on how to protect the environment at no cost. This positive, solutions-based approach to helping livestock farmers grow is a collaborative effort involving the Iowa Beef Industry Council, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Turkey Federation and Midwest Dairy. For more information, call 800.932.2436 or visit supportfarmers.com.
— Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers
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