By CAROL RYAN DUMAS
Three days after graduating from Boise State University, Britany Hurst has saddled up with the Idaho Cattle Association to put her political science studies to work.
She graduated Dec. 16 with a bachelor of arts degree in history and political science and will start with ICA as its office coordinator Dec. 19.
She will help coordinate ICA's efforts, including helping develop materials for ICA's legislative efforts, including presentations, letters to legislators and coordinating the organization's legislative events, said Wyatt Prescott ICA executive vice president.
She will also keep ICA in compliance with state rules and registrations throughout the lobbying and political action process.
"All in all, with her on staff we will be able to provide a more organized and effective voice for Idaho's cattle producers in the arena of policy and issues management," he said.
Growing up in the rural community of Heyburn, Idaho, with friends and relatives in the ranching business, she is well aware of the contributions of the cattle industry in Idaho and the West, she said.
"This is an industry I know the importance of and really care about," she said.
"We are very excited to have Britany on board. It is refreshing to work with someone who knows the value of rural Idahoans and is eager to be a part of the political process, to assure that their livelihoods are protected," Prescott said..
"I'm really excited to work with a political non-profit. I'm just ready to go. It's going to give me a lot of experiences I've never had before," she said.