The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) is pleased to announce Holly Kennedy has joined the staff as Field Services and Federal Lands Associate.  In this position, Kennedy will serve as field staff for the counties in the Northwest and Southwest Districts and Carbon and Albany counties in the Central District.  In addition, she will also work on federal lands issues on the western side of the state.

“We are certainly pleased and excited to have somebody that already has a good Farm Bureau background join our staff,” Ken Hamilton, WyFB Executive Vice President, said.  “In addition to her Farm Bureau background, Holly also has a lot of skills that will help continue to build the county Farm Bureaus as well as the Wyoming Farm Bureau.” 

Holly is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a degree in agricultural business and a minor in communication.  She grew up on her family’s ranch in northern Albany County.

During college Holly competed in the WyFB YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet where she won the state competition.  She represented Wyoming in the national competition where she was a “Sweet 16” finalist.  Holly then served as a member of the WyFB Young Farmer & Rancher Committee for two years.  She also served as a volunteer leader with the Albany County Farm Bureau.  Last year, Holly was honored to serve as Miss Rodeo Wyoming 2013. 

“Coming from an agriculture background, it has always been important to me to be actively engaged in the future of Wyoming agriculture,” Holly Kennedy said.  “Through my work for the Wyoming Farm Bureau I will be able to do this in a manner that benefits agriculture producers across the state.”

“I cannot think of an organization or venue that has a more powerful impact for agricultural producers than the Wyoming Farm Bureau,” She continued. 

Kennedy believes strongly in speaking out for the agriculture industry and is looking forward to working for the organization.

“Having previously served on the WyFB Young Farmer & Rancher Committee, I am most looking forward to the people I will be working with and for,” Kennedy concluded.  “The members and the staff are truly amazing people and I can’t think of an organization for which I would rather work.”