Professional Staff - National Agricultural Law Center

Professional Staff

Center Director
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Harrison M. Pittman, B.S., J.D., LL.M.

Harrison received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, after attending Mississippi State University and graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He then earned an LL.M. in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law’s Graduate Program in Agricultural Law. Harrison has worked at the Center since 2001.  During that time, his title and job duties have spanned the range of graduate assistant, staff attorney, co-director, interim director and currently, director; in which capacity he has served since 2007.

He has taught at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law as part of the Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professorship for Agricultural Law, and has also served as a visiting professor at the Drake University Law School.  In addition, he has taught Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Introduction to Agricultural Law in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, & Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.  In that role, he was awarded the 2011-2012 Agricultural Business Club Teaching Award.

He is an active member of the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA), the nation’s only professional organization focused on the legal needs of the agricultural community, and was the first recipient of the AALA’s Excellence in Agricultural Law award in 2010.  Additionally, he is an active member of the Arkansas Bar Association, where he helped found the Agricultural Law Section, later served as interim chair and chair, and currently serves as vice-chair.  He is a frequent presenter on a range of topics and issues, including the farm bill, water law, and environmental law. He has authored articles on numerous subjects, including the National Organic Program, the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, the constitutionality of corporate farming laws, pesticide regulation and litigation, agritourism, states’ recreational use statutes, the Packers and Stockyards Act, agricultural bankruptcy issues, and environmental laws impacting agriculture.

Senior Staff Attorney
(479) 387-2331
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Elizabeth Rumley, B.A., J.D., LL.M.

Beth was raised on a small family farm in Ida, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University, where she was an active competitor, president, and captain of the Mock Trial team that participated in competitions across the Midwest. She also interned in the chambers of Magistrate Judge Virginia M. Morgan, United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. After graduating from MSU in 2004, Beth returned home and commuted to law school at the University of Toledo, where she graduated cum laude in May of 2007. While in law school, she volunteered as a coach of the Ida High School Mock Trial Team and continued to assist with the MSU team. In addition, she interned at the Michigan prosecutor’s offices of Monroe and Lenawee counties, with the United States Attorney’s Office in Toledo, and for the Honorable David A. Katz of the Northern District of Ohio. From 2005-2008, she was also employed by the Toledo law firm of Cosme, D’Angelo and Szollosi.  She is licensed to practice law in Michigan, Ohio and Oklahoma.

At the Center, her primary research and scholarship focus is on legal issues in animal agriculture, and she frequently lectures on those issues and others to audiences nationwide.  Additionally, she is an adjunct faculty member in the  University of Arkansas’ Center of  Excellence for Poultry Science, Animal  Science Department,  and the Agricultural  Economics and Agribusiness Department.  Further, Mrs. Rumley works closely with and is on the advisory board of the University  of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Center for Food Animal Well-Being.

She has co-taught a course titled “Animals and Agricultural Production, Law and Policy”  several times at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and most recently at the University of Nebraska College of Law, has developed and teaches a course on legal issues in animal agriculture through the Dale Bumpers College of  Agricultural, Food, & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas, and teaches a course on agriculture and the environment, also through the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas.

Senior Staff Attorney
(479) 575-2636
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Rusty W. Rumley, B.S., J.D., LL.M.

Rusty was born and raised on a family farm in Cogar, Oklahoma. He graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma State University in 2004 with a B.S. in AgriBusiness and in 2007 earned his juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma. While attending the University of Oklahoma he was a member of the American Indian Law Review and worked part-time for Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation.  After law school, Rusty earned his LL.M in Agricultural Law at the University of Arkansas.  He is licensed to practice law in the states of Oklahoma and Michigan.

Rusty has published law review articles discussing the future application of special use valuation for inherited farmland, “right to farm” statutes, and the enforcement of animal cruelty statutes by private organizations. He has also written on landowner liability, agritourism, food labeling, local food production, business organizations, crop insurance, estate planning, leasing, and other land use topics in his work at the Center. Further, Rusty presents around the country to producer, consumer, extension, industry and legal groups on an array of topics.

Additionally, he has  co-taught a course titled “Animals and Agricultural Production, Law and Policy”  several times at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and most recently at the University of Nebraska College of Law and teaches an introduction to agricultural law course through the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas.  He is also an adjunct faculty member in the  University of Arkansas’ Animal  Science Department  and the Agricultural  Economics and Agribusiness Department.

His primary areas of interest are in estate planning, taxation, business organizations, landowner liability, leasing and agritourism.

Staff Attorney
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Brigit Rollins, B.A., J.D.

Brigit began her life in Sonoma County, in the heart of California’s wine country. Growing up, she was surrounded by small farms, dairies, and wineries, which ultimately led to a passion for agriculture and the environment. She attended Sonoma State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies, and a minor in studio arts. While at Sonoma State, Brigit studied different types of agricultural methods and how those methods could be used to promote environmental sustainability. After graduating from Sonoma State in 2015, she started as a law student at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. While at Lewis & Clark, she worked as a student clerk for the Western Resources Legal Center, where she worked on cases assisting small ranches, farms, and municipalities. During her time at Lewis & Clark, she also interned with the California Farm Bureau Federation, and worked as a law clerk for the Sacramento-based environmental law firm Somach Simmons & Dunn. While at the California Farm Bureau, Brigit focused on Environmental Species Act issues and water law issues, as well as issues specific to California. While at Somach Simmons & Dunn, Brigit expanded her work on water law and participated in work involving federal Indian law. On campus, Brigit was on the board of Lewis & Clark’s Food & Ag Law Society and served as a student member of the ABA Public Lands Committee.  She is licensed to practice law in Oregon.

Brigit began her work at the Center as a research fellow during her second year of law school. As a research fellow, Brigit worked on a wide variety of agricultural law topics ranging from liability issues to the new frontier of lab-grown meat. In 2019, Brigit graduated from Lewis & Clark and joined the Center full-time. At the Center, her primary area of research and scholarship is environmental law as it intersects with agriculture. She maintains an interest in promoting sustainability and environmental health through agriculture and resource use.

Staff Attorney
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Micah Brown, B.A., J.D.

Micah was born and raised in Benton, Arkansas. Growing up, his family owned a small farm which led to his interest in cattle production. He attended the University of Central Arkansas where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After graduating from UCA in 2016, he enrolled in law school and graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law. While in law school, Micah worked as a law clerk for the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division. During his time clerking for the Attorney General, he worked on various agricultural, environmental, and public utility law issues.

During his second year of law school, he began working at the Center as a research fellow. As a research fellow, Micah primarily worked on tracking and analyzing agricultural and environmental federal litigation. After graduating law school in May of 2020, he joined the Center full-time. At the Center, his primary areas of research are finance and credit, commercial transactions, and secured transactions. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Arkansas.

Staff Attorney
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Jana Caracciolo, B.S., J.D.

Jana grew up on a small honey tangerine farm in Clermont, Florida which spurred her interest and fascination in the workings of the food system. Prior to attending college full time, Jana served as the 2014-2015 Area III State Vice President for the Florida FFA Association. In 2018, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.S. degree in Food and Resource Economics. While attending the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida for law school, Jana was a member of the Florida Moot Court Team, served as a co-chair of the 26 Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference, participated in the National Food Law Student Network, and was a research assistant for Professor Michael Olexa at the UF/IFAS Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Law. In addition, she interned for the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic as well as the Marketing, Regulatory, and Food Safety Programs Division of the United States Department of Agriculture Office of the General Counsel.

Jana graduated from law school in 2021, and began her work at the Center shortly afterwards. At the Center, Jana primarily focuses her research and scholarship on food labeling and food safety related issues.

Staff Attorney
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Samantha Mikolajczyk B.S., J.D.

Samantha was born and raised in Poteet, Texas. Growing up on a strawberry farm in rural South Texas, she was heavily involved in agriculture from a young age. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M in 2017 with a B.S. in University Studies-Leadership and minors in English and Bioenvironmental Science. After receiving her undergraduate degree Samantha started as a law student at Texas A&M Law School. While at Texas A&M Law, she worked as a policy intern for Texas Governor Greg Abbott and she worked at Vermont Law Schools Center for Agriculture and Food Systems as a Research Fellow focusing primarily on agrarian common and federal fishery regulations. Samantha was also on the board of Texas A&M’s Agricultural Law Society and earned a water law concentration from Texas A&M Law.

During her second year of law school Samantha began working at the Center as a research fellow. As a research fellow Samantha worked on a wide variety of agricultural law topics. After graduating law school in May of 2021, she joined the Center full time.

Communications Coordinator
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Will Clark B.S., M.S.

Will was raised in Northwest Arkansas where his family was actively involved in raising and showing cattle. The son of a firefighter and a teacher, Will always knew he wanted to find a career that allowed him to give back, and being a communicator in agriculture allows him to do just that. He attended the University of Arkansas where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural communications & leadership and a Master of Science degree in agricultural and extension education with an emphasis in communications. Will’s graduate research focused on student’s international programmatic preferences as well as communications, fundraising, and alumni engagement.

While at the University of Arkansas, Will served in a variety of leadership positions such as the 2015-2016 State Secretary for the Arkansas FFA Association, the coordinator of the Razorback Leadership Academy, an ambassador for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, and as the Associated Student Government Freshman Leadership Forum Coordinator. Other experiences include interning for the United States House of Representatives, OBP (Osborn Barr Paramore), and Syngenta. Outside of work, Will enjoys hunting, traveling, spending time with family, and volunteering with the FFA.

Website Editor

Ramie Parsons B.S.

Ramie spent most of her childhood in Western Arkansas, where she graduated from Waldron High School.  While there, she participated in journalism and also worked during the summer for the Waldron News.  After attending the University of Arkansas, she earned her B.S. in Human Environmental Sciences, part of the Dale Bumpers College of  Agricultural, Food, & Life Sciences.  Her concentration was in Childhood Development from Birth to Three Years, and she put those skills to use during the several years she spent working with both typically developing and special needs children, providing care and teaching developmentally appropriate practices.  Since then, she has turned her focus to part-time website editing at the National Agricultural Law Center.  Additionally, she operates her own business as a medical billing and coding specialist for mental health professionals in private practice.

Scott E. Fancher Fellow
Research Fellow

Nick Spellman, B.S., CCA

Nick is a law student at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa, and expects to graduate in December of 2021.  He is the inaugural Scott E. Fancher Fellow at the Center, with a research focus on legal issues that affect row crop industries.

Nick grew up in Central Iowa on his family’s row-crop and farrow-to-finish pig operation. He received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University in Agronomy and International Agriculture, where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and Alpha Zeta Honor Agricultural Fraternity. Before he made the decision to attend law school, Nick worked for Syngenta as a Seed Production Agronomist and as a Quality Lead. In addition to attending law school, Nick is active in his family’s row-crop operation. After graduation, he plans to represent farmers in a wide variety of legal matters while remaining active in his family’s farm operation.

Research Fellow

Kate Langworthy, B.S.

Kate attends Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, KS, where she expects to graduate in May 2022. Growing up on a fifth-generation farm where her family raised Percheron draft horses and row crops, she has been involved in agriculture her entire life. Before law school, Kate graduated magna cum laude from Newman University with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, which incorporated courses in animal science from Kansas State University. While in law school, she has been involved in Agricultural Law Society and a number of national agriculture organizations and served as a legal intern with Kansas Department of Agriculture. After graduation, Kate hopes to pursue a career in agricultural law and to continue her mission to be a bridge between the various facets of the agriculture industry.

Research Fellow

Kloe Burris, B.S., M.A.B.

Kloe is a law student at The University of Alabama School of Law, where she expects to graduate in 2022. Kloe was born and raised in South Texas and actively involved in her high school FFA program. She graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics. During that time, Kloe established a chapter of the Global Business Brigades and led two student groups to Honduras to provide business consultations to rural, agricultural communities. While pursuing her Masters of Agribusiness at Texas Tech, Kloe interned for the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives’ Policy Office. At Alabama Law, she is on the Law and Psychology Review and serves on the Environmental Law Society and Public Interest Student Board executive boards. Kloe is a member of the American Agricultural Law Association and Environmental Law Institute. After graduation, she hopes to continue to serve as an advocate for the agricultural industry.

Research Fellow

Sarah Patterson B.C.J.

Sarah attends Texas Tech School of Law where she expects to graduate in May 2022. Sarah grew up on a cattle ranch in rural New Mexico where she participated in 4-H and the National FFA Organization. She then went to New Mexico State University where she graduated with majors in Criminal Justice and Law in Society as well as minors in Government and Philosophy. Sarah currently serves as a staff editor for the Estate Planning and Community Property Journal and holds several offices in organizations such as the Agricultural Law Association and Energy Law Interest Group. Growing up on a ranch and continuing to help her family with their cattle operation inspired Sarah to pursue a career where she could utilize her background to better help Agriculturists and rural communities. After graduation Sarah hopes to use her law degree to serve as a resource for Agriculture.

Research Fellow

Ann Prevas, B.S.

Ann is a law student at The University of Maryland Carey School of Law, where she expects to graduate in 2022. Annie was born and raised in Baltimore County. She graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy. While pursuing her Bachelor’s degree, Ann actively worked in environmental policy research in local government within the state of Maryland. At Maryland Law, she serves as an event coordinator in the Maryland Environmental Law Society and has completed environmental and agricultural research in coordination with professors. After graduation, Ann intends to use her education to advocate for farmers, especially concerning environmental issues.

Research Fellow

Zach Ishee, B.S., M.S.

Zach attends the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he expects to graduate in May of 2023. Prior to law school, he graduated from Mississippi State University with both his B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics. During his master’s degree, his research focused on the accuracy of payments to producers from the USDA’s ARC-CO program. During the summer of 2017, Zach interned with Frontier Futures at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange working with their trading group. The following summer, Zach interned in the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in Washington D.C. as the Division of Market Oversight’s product review intern. Following graduation, Zach plans to practice business law with an emphasis on the agriculture sector.

Research Fellow

S. Byron Frazelle, B.A.

Byron is a law student at William & Mary Law School and is expecting to graduate in 2022. He grew up in Richlands, North Carolina before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in dramatic arts and political science, and was heavily involved in the undergraduate theatre scene. After graduating, he worked for an editorial firm, served as an umpire and referee for youth sports in Carrboro, North Carolina, and traveled with Theatre Delta to help spread awareness of sexual assault and foster discussions around consent and underage drinking in university settings.  In law school, he has served as the director of William & Mary Student Legal Services, and conducted policy research for Wetlands Watch, an environmental policy organization in Norfolk, Virginia, as well as for Professor Crocker at William & Mary Law School. Being from rural North Carolina, Byron is a lifelong advocate for environmental justice, and hopes to pursue a legal career focused on addressing land use, development, and climate adaptation issues to help meet the needs of vulnerable communities.

Research Fellow

Dana Mirsky, B.A., MSc

Dana attends William & Mary Law School, where she expects to graduate in 2022. Dana graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Biological Sciences. Prior to law school, Dana worked as a zookeeper for several years, caring for both exotic and domestic species. In 2018, Dana earned her MSc in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics & Law from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. At W&M Law, she is involved with the Agricultural Law Society and the W&M Environmental Law & Policy Review. After graduation, Dana hopes to use her law degree to help preserve and protect the environment as well as animals of all kinds.

Research Fellow

Sarah Keith, B.B.A.

Sarah attends the University of Mississippi School of Law where she expects to graduate in May 2022. Sarah grew up in South Texas on a small farm raising and working with a variety of animals, including cattle and llamas. Her passion for agriculture, economy, and the law grew as she became an active member in her state 4-H program. Prior to law school, Sarah graduated summa cum laude and as a Distinguished Undergraduate from Texas A&M University-Kingsville with a B.B.A. in Finance and minor in Agribusiness. Sarah gained international agriculture experience during her yearlong study abroad to Brazil as a British Petroleum Global Citizens of Tomorrow scholar and in her summer study abroad experience to India where she visited various sites including poultry and tea farms. After graduation, Sarah hopes to use her combined skills to advocate for farmers across the country.

Research Fellow

Garrett Reed, B.S., M.S.

Garrett is a student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he will graduate in 2022. Growing up on a small farm in northeast Oklahoma, Garrett was involved with cattle, horses, and mules at a young age. He was an active member of the National FFA Organization and later served as the Oklahoma FFA State President. Garrett graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2017 with a B.S. in Agribusiness and in 2019 with an M.S. in Agricultural Economics. While at OSU, he devoted his time to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Student Council, Oklahoma AgCredit Student Board of Directors, FarmHouse Fraternity, and OSU’s 2016 American Quarter Horse Association World Champion Horse Judging Team. At OU Law, Garrett has participated in moot court competition teams, Oklahoma Law Review, and the Agricultural Law Association. Upon graduation, Garrett plans to pursue a career in litigation and advocate for agricultural interests.

Research Fellow

Madelene Shehan, B.S., B.A., M.S.

Madelene attends Creighton University School of Law, where she expects to graduate in May 2023. She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a M.S. in Biology, and summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. For her master’s dissertation, Madelene researched ground squirrel behavior in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Following her master’s degree, she worked as an adjunct biology instructor and assisted in a study focused on microbiomes and sustainable agriculture on an organic farm. After law school, Madelene intends to use her education to pursue a career in environmental advocacy, incorporating aspects of sustainability, agricultural law, energy law, and federal Indian/tribal law.

Research Fellow

Andie Parnell, B.S., MPA

Andie is a law student at Vermont Law School, where she expects to graduate in May 2022. Andie graduated with her B.S. in Sociology and Master of Public Administration, focusing on public policy analysis, from Texas A&M University. While pursuing her MPA, Andie interned at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality with the Water Rights Compliance Assurance Team. During that time Andie was exposed to solving environmental issues and decided to pursue a degree in environmental law. Following her first year of law school, Andie shifted her focus to food and agriculture law and policy. Currently, Andie is a research assistant for the Vermont Law School Center for Agriculture and Food Systems and is completing her student clinician position with the Food and Agriculture Clinic. After graduation, Andie hopes to pursue a legal advocacy career focusing on resolving food insecurity, promoting food safety, and encouraging sustainable agriculture practices.

Research Fellow

Maggie Pipkin, B.S.

Maggie attends Texas Tech School of Law where she expects to graduate in May 2023. Maggie is a fifth-generation agriculturist on both sides of her family. She grew up in the Texas Panhandle on a farm and ranch where she actively participated in 4-H and FFA. She then attended Texas Tech University where she graduated summa cum laude from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with a B.S. in Agricultural Communications with minors in agribusiness management, political science, and a certificate in leadership. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree Maggie was active in various organizations including M.I.L.E., Ag Ambassadors, and Chancellors Ambassadors. While at Texas Tech Law Maggie is on the Tech Agricultural Law executive committee and is also involved in the Tech Energy Law Interest Group as well as the Organization of Women Law Students. After graduation, she hopes to be able to further pursue a career in agricultural law and serve as an advocate to the industry.

 

Research Fellow

Caroline Marlett, B.S.

Caroline is a law student at Texas A&M University School of Law, where she expects to graduate in May 2023. Caroline is a ninth-generation Texan with deep roots in rural North Texas. Growing up, Caroline was an active member of 4-H and was heavily involved with horses. Prior to law school, Caroline graduated with her B.S. in Natural Resource and Environmental Studies from Texas State University. During her undergraduate studies, Caroline became passionate about the conservation of Texas’ private working lands and wildlife habitats. This passion, combined with a firsthand view of fragmentation on her family’s North Texas ranch, inspired Caroline to pursue a career where she could advocate for land conservation. After graduating, Caroline plans on representing rural landowners in a wide variety of legal matters while continuing her own agricultural pursuits.

Research Fellow

Marissa Tuggle, B.A.

Marissa attends the University of Arkansas School of Law where she expects to graduate in May 2023. Marissa was born in raised in Plano, Texas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in Political Science. While pursuing her degree, Marissa worked on local political campaigns and volunteered for the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. Through these experiences she developed an interest in environmental law, climate change, and sustainability. After graduation, Marissa hopes to pursue a career in environmental law and to serve as an advocate for sustainability.

Research Fellow

Johnny Cottingim B.S.

Johnny is a law student at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law in Lexington, Kentucky where he expects to graduate in May of 2023. While in law school Johnny has been involved in Phi Alpha Delta, several national agriculture organizations, and interned for Chief Circuit Judge Jeremy Mattox. Johnny grew up on his family’s grain and beef farm in Southwest Ohio and has been involved in agriculture his entire life. He graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. During his time at Ohio State, he was actively involved in Alpha Gamma Sigma, the CFAES College Ambassadors, and the Politics, Society, and Law Scholars group. After law school Johnny hopes to serve the agricultural community of Southwest Ohio.

Research Fellow

Sharon Blevins B.A.

Sharon attends William and Mary Law School where she expects to graduate in May of 2023. She graduated cum laude with her B.A. in Global Affairs, concentrating on global governance and minoring in Spanish, from George Mason University in December of 2019. Sharon was born and raised in rural Virginia, where she worked on cattle, alpaca, and horse farms throughout her adolescence. She continues to pursue her interests in agriculture and law by serving as a member on the executive board of the Agricultural Law Society at William and Mary Law School. Following law school, Sharon plans to serve as a JAG Officer in the Air Force where she hopes to develop her skills and knowledge in varying areas of law while serving her country.

Communications Specialist

Sara Gardner B.S.

Sara Gardner is a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in Agricultural Economics and minors in Ag Leadership, Economics, International Economic Development, and Spanish. At that time, she was recognized as the Agribusiness & Ag Economics Department’s Outstanding Graduating Senior.  Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Arkansas.

Sara has held internships at The White House, in the Office of U.S. Senator John Boozman, and at Walmart Corporate.  During her undergraduate career, she spent a month in Mozambique studying abroad on a poultry farm for community development and service learning. Additionally, she served as Associated Student Government’s Director of Veterans Affairs, President of Capitalism Club, on the Bumpers Honors Student Board, as a Study Abroad and Honors Ambassador, as a Model UN delegate, and as an officer of the Student Alumni Board and Tri Delta. She is active in Arkansas 4-H, having served as both State President and Vice President.  Further, she recently won the Arkansas Collegiate Farm Bureau discussion meet, and will represent Arkansas at the national competition.  She has been a passionate volunteer for veterans through her personal platform “Pledge to Patriotism” since the age of 8 and currently serves on the board of a local nonprofit, Bo’s Blessings, where she serves veterans and leads the youth ambassador program. Sara plans to pursue a career as an attorney and economist.  Sara has worked at the National Agricultural Law Center as a communications specialist since 2018.

Communications Specialist

Brooke Bradford

Brooke is an honors student at the University of Arkansas studying both agricultural leadership and communications. Expected to graduate in 2024, Brooke is interested specifically in social media and the role it can play in agriculture as an industry. She is a past Arkansas FFA state officer, serving as the state president in 2020 – 2021 and now a National FFA Officer Candidate. In 2020 after graduating with honors from Clinton High School, she was selected by the United States Department of Education as a United States Presidential Scholar. She currently serves as a Bumper’s College Honors Mentor and is actively involved in Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow. As a college student, Brooke serves on the Governor’s Commission on Community Service and Volunteerism as one of two youth commissioners. After getting her undergraduate degrees she plans on applying to both Master’s programs and Law Schools to continue her education with a focus on policy and public service.

Communications Specialist

Madison Price

Madison is an honors student at the University of Arkansas pursuing a major in Agricultural Business with a minor in Agricultural Leadership. She is an Honors College Path Scholar and is currently involved in Collegiate Farm Bureau, where she serves as the Director of Public Affairs, the Tri Delta Sorority, and a participant in Associated Student Government Freshman Leadership Forum. Madison plans to graduate in 2024 and plans to further her education beyond her bachelor’s degree.