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I want to go into Ag Law what are some good internships that will help me in college?

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I grew up in an agricultural area and I grew up knowing quite a few ag lawyers. My family is a family of farmers as well in the central valley and now mexico. I would recommend working in the agricultural industry in the office setting. A few ideas: irrigation districts, equipment corporations, industrial processing plants (example tomato processing or almond processing), and directly for farmers. Here's an anecdote of mine. I worked as a Water Master's office administrator (his title is sort of funny but basically he was in charge of agricultural irrigation and managing water allocations to different farmers) and I learned a lot about employment law (big part of ag), agricultural agencies, government agencies (aka government funding) etc. Also was able to be exposed to a variety of farmers instead of just one specific crop(s). A region I highly recommend is central California. I hope this helps. Please let me me know if you have more questions.

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Find an agriculturally rich area .
Look up the prominent crops in the area.
Find the top producers and inquire directly into the office.
Ask for any job in the office they have available as you would like to get to know more about agriculture and cater your message to show that you did your homework on their farm (know what they do, why their product is amazing, and highlight their successes).
Thank you comment icon Sara thank you for your advice, do you know any companies that are great to work for in central California, I am in the Watsonville area. Andrea Pabon
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Check into your state Farm Bureau Federation (or even the American Farm Bureau Federation) each has a public policy team that supports the interests of Farm Bureau members (farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural professionals) throughout state government. My state has a handful of internships that open up each year for college students and is a wonderful way to get your foot in the door and learn more about the public policy side of ag law, regulations, and representation of agricultural stakeholders. Even simply becoming involved in your local/county Farm Bureau group can get you involved in policy development and delegation on the state level.
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