Tyme Nunn, SAF Solidaridad intern
I love animals, so picking up knowledge about the livestock industry became a hobby of mine in recent years. I love to work with livestock such as horses, cattle, and goats and have obtained a Master’s of Beef Advocacy certification to learn more about the cattle industry and how to advocate for the beef industry; however, it was a surface level understanding of agriculture and farmworkers as a whole.
In my time as a Solidaridad intern, I have grown to further understand the importance of agriculture in our society and how this industry would not be able to operate without farmworkers.
I understand now more than ever the time and effort that farmworkers contribute to the agricultural industry, yet the truth is that they are oftentimes overlooked and underappreciated. Working with SAF has reinforced that farm work is an essential industry that requires countless hours of strenuous work, with little to no resources for farmworkers. I have learned how to better advocate for a just agricultural system and plan to continue keeping SAF’s work in mind when pursuing future educational and professional endeavors.