WASHINGTON, D.C.-United Fresh Produce Association welcomes Shelby Rajkovich as United's new communications manager. Rajkovich will support United's communications goals to keep members updated with the latest industry news, further the association's news media outreach and assist in the development and implementation of strategic communications programs to support industry priorities.
She has completed agricultural internships for Washington, D.C., policymakers, providing research assistance at USDA during the 2008 Farm Bill and more recently with the office of Senator Richard G. Lugar. Rajkovich also conducted extensive research on the characteristics of biochar as a soil amendment while attending Cornell University, earning her the honor of "Distinction in Research."
A native of Linden, Calif., Rajkovich was raised on a family farm of cherries, apples and walnuts. She holds a degree in International Agriculture and Rural Development from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. She can be reached at (202) 303-3417 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.