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Meet ARA Summer Intern Rachel Nelson

Jul 22 2022

ARA is proud to welcome Rachel Nelson as an intern this summer! Here is her message to ARA members:

Hello, my name is Rachel Nelson and I am excited to be interning with the Agricultural Retailers Association this summer!

My internship with ARA has been incredibly enriching. ARA has provided me with wonderful mentors and has broadened my perception of the agriculture retail industry. 

Through my internship with ARA I have been able to strengthen my professional skillset and learn more about the industry. I am very grateful for this experience with ARA.

I am originally from Seneca, Illinois and I am a rising senior triple majoring in Agricultural Policy and Rural Studies, Political Science, and International Agriculture at Iowa State University.

I look forward to attending law school next fall and to pursue my studies in agricultural policy. 

I currently serve as the National Director of Communications for the International Association of Students in Agriculture and Related Sciences (IAAS), and I have been involved in several campus organizations throughout my time at Iowa State.

I have also interned as a paralegal at California State University, and as the Illinois Farmers Relations intern for Midwest Dairy.

I am excited to be a part of ARA this summer and to experience more of what this wonderful association has to offer!

ARA Summer Intern Rachel Nelson poses with an ARA banner about advocacy for ag retailers at the InfoAg conference.
ARA Intern at the 2022 InfoAg Conference