"I've heard so much about what lawmakers do and don't do, I'm learning its a lot different than what many think. These lawmakers work long, hard hours and I think most have the best interests of constituents in mind on each and every vote," said Shafer.
Shafer, and her husband operate the Point Ranch in Rogerson and run cattle on the Idaho and Nevada range. "It's hard being away this time of year because we're calving and thats a 24-hour a day job right now."
The Idaho Legislative intern program is an excellent opportunity for Farm Bureau members to get involved in farm policy development with the Idaho Farm Bureau and Ag industry. Members can apply with their County President.
Interns will have the opportunity to:
- research legislative bills of significance to Idaho agriculture and write reports to inform Farm Bureau leadership and staff of pending legislation,
- accompany Idaho Farm Bureau personnel to legislative sessions at the Statehouse and to Farm Bureau meetings during their weeklong tenure.