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Auburn University senior Bill Taylor will spend his summer interning with the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Department of Governmental and Agricultural Programs. The Tuscaloosa County native is no stranger to the state’s largest farm organization. His father, Rafe, was involved in the Federation’s Catfish Division. “My passion for agriculture stemmed from growing up on a farm and understanding the hardships that are faced by farmers and others in the agriculture industry,” said Taylor, 21, an agricultural communications major who will graduate in December. “I want to be an advocate for agriculture, and I think this new position will help prepare me for my future career.” Federation GAP Department Director Brian Hardin said Taylor’s agriculture background is an asset. Taylor will work across departments to advocate for agriculture, produce ag policy communications and strengthen his understanding of governmental and Federation work. “We are very excited to have Bill with us this summer,” Hardin said. “His background and motivation to advocate for farmers will be an advantage as he serves members.” Taylor has worked as a communications and marketing intern in the AU College of Agriculture and participated in the Alabama Ag Expedition sponsored by the Alabama Wheat & Feed Grain Producers. He is also a letterman on the Auburn Tigers football team as a long snapper.