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U.S. Wheat Associates Hires Student Brittney Fund as Communications Intern.
January 07, 2013
ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has hired University of Arkansas agriculture communications student Brittney Fund as a Communications Intern starting Jan. 7, 2013, in the USW Headquarters office in Arlington, VA. 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, CA, located in the San Joaquin Valley. 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.

USW is the industry’s market development organization working in more than 100 countries. Its mission is to “develop, maintain, and expand international markets to enhance the profitability of U.S. wheat producers and their customers.” USW activities are made possible through producer check off dollars managed by 19 state wheat commissions and cost-share funding provided by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. USW maintains 17 offices strategically located around the world to help wheat buyers, millers, bakers, wheat food processors and government officials understand the quality, value and reliability of all six classes of U.S. wheat.

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