From Staff Reports
Slaton resident Wyatt Harlan started a summer internship in Washington D.C. as a part of the National Cotton Council.
Harlan graduated Slaton High School in 2019, and is the son of George and Lezlee Harlan.
“I feel so grateful for the opportunity to intern with the National Cotton Council through the Texas A&M Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Program. I am currently working towards a career at the intersection of public policy and agriculture, and this internship will certainly increase my exposure not only to the policymaking process, but to the policy tools used everyday that protect the wellbeing of cotton producers on the South Plains,” he said of the internship.
He is one of 14 students who were selected of the internship through the Agricultural and National Resources Policy, or ANRP, Internship Program at Texas A&M University in College Station.
Harlan’s duties during the internship include monitoring legislation, attending committee hearings and briefings and preparing reports for senior staff members.
“I feel lucky to come from Slaton, while working in our nation’s capitol because of the intimate relationship our community and economy has to production agriculture,” Harlan said. “While in Washington, I’m looking forward to exploring policy solutions that will increase economic efficiency for both domestic and international cotton trade, in order to improve the welfare of cotton producers not only back home in Slaton, but across the United States.”
For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.