Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Becky Finfrock and I spent the day at Illinois State University's Ag Career Fair today, recruiting for our spring and summer ag communications internships.  We had a great time chatting with ISU ag students, some of which were interested in ag communications and some of which weren't interested at all!  But everyone seemed to want to know more about Illinois Corn and what exactly we do on behalf of corn farmers.

We advocate for them.  In case you were confused as well.

Here's hoping that the fruits of our labors today will be intelligent, motivated college students who are passionate about agriculture and the image of farmers and modern food production! 

Students, if you're out there, we need more of you to step up to the plate and get active on behalf of Illinois agriculture.  Consider an internship with Illinois Corn for the spring or summer semester.  Spring semester interns will be focused on the social media application of their choice (Facebook, Twitter, blogging) and will independently populate, manage, and collect data on that social media tool.  Illinois Corn wants to know what motivates different audiences to interact and dialogue via social media!

Our summer interns are also focused on social media, but are expected to work in our office all summer and are more heavily focused on YouTube videos and other video applications.

Interns must be Illinois residents.

To apply, email me at lmitchell@ilcorn.org.
Lindsay Mitchell 
ICGA/ICMB Project Coordinator

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