The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) welcomed three interns for the summer of 2024:  Alison Murrell as the Communications Intern, Owen Rozeboom as the Public Policy Intern, and Allison Wright as the Special Events Intern. Murrell, Rozeboom and Wright started their internships at the end of May and will be with MFBF through the Minnesota State Fair.

Within her role as the special events intern ,  Wright will help organize many of the Minnesota Farm Bureau’s summer events. One of the biggest projects she will be working on is the organization’s display at the  Minnesota State Fair.

As the communications intern, Murrell will support the communications efforts for MFBF, including social media, layout and design of media, video production, and writing stories. Murrell hopes to expand her knowledge and share the story of Minnesota agriculture.

Murrell is currently attending the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities for agriculture communication and marketing.  Alison is  involved in agriculture through owning and showing horses in speed and performance events, while also owning a variety of animals through the years, helping with her grandparent's hay fields, and being heavily involved within 4-H and FFA, serving as the 2023-2024 Minnesota FFA State Secretary. Alison’s career goal is to share the story of Minnesota farmers and agriculture with others and increase agriculture literacy within the public. In Alison’s free time she enjoys reading, writing, and trap shooting.

As the public policy intern   Rozeboom will assist the MFBF Public Policy team alongside the MFBF Membership and Marketing team in coordinating the MFBF’s highly respected PAC endorsement process. He will also attend various county-level Farm Bureau meetings to learn how the public policy  team collaborates with the grassroots membership. Rozeboom is hoping to understand more about how agricultural policy is crafted and progresses from the farmer at the grassroots level to the Governor’s desk.

Rozeboom is from Roberts, Wisconsin where he and his family raise registered Maine-Anjou, Maine-Angus, and Red Angus cattle., He is a rising junior at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where he studies political science and animal science . He is involved in many clubs and activities including being on the executive team for Block & Bridle, Ag Business Club, and Gopher Crops & Soils. Recently, he was re-elected to his second term as the CFANS Undergraduate Student Senator. Owen is also a member of the University of Minnesota Livestock Judging Team. After graduation he hopes to either attend law school or enter further into the world of public policy. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, showing livestock, and going on road trips with his friends. 

Wright will be a senior studying agricultural communications and animal science at South Dakota State University this upcoming year. While at college, Allison stays busy being active in many different clubs including serving as the SDSU Dairy Club President, South Dakota Collegiate Farm Bureau Prexy Council Representative, 101st Little International Dairy Superintendent, a member of the senior dairy judging team, a College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) Ambassador, and Sigma Alpha Omega.

In the past she has been an intern for the University of Minnesota Extension as their Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources intern. Allison also spends many hours working as the fourth generation on her family’s farm where they farm crops, dairy, beef, hay, straw and aronia berries. All of Allison’s experiences have led her to pursue a career where she can support farmer-to-farm connections and use her voice to advocate for farmers and ranchers. In her free time, you can find Allison reading a book, editing videos, or leather working.