Mike Tobin appointed as Director of Commodity Division for Kentucky Farm Bureau FederationPosted on Mar 13, 2012
Louisville, KY (March 13, 2012) – David S. Beck, Executive Vice President of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, announced today that Mike Tobin, a resident of Cynthiana, KY, has been named Director of the Commodity Division. His appointment is effective April 2, 2012.In this role, Tobin will serve as the organization’s liaison to the various agriculture commodity groups, agriculture agencies and work closely with KFB’s advisory committees that review policies and programs affecting the respective farm commodities. Among other responsibilities, the Commodity Division also monitors market activities, oversees organization efforts at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo, facilitates the Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and coordinates annual educational tours for Kentucky beef producers and farm market operators.
“Improving net farm income and serving our farm families are top priorities,” said Beck, “and I am confident that Mike brings to this position the experience and passion for production agriculture that will assist Kentucky Farm Bureau as we continue to meet the needs of producers of all commodities.”
A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Tobin has served Kentucky agriculture over the past four years through his role with the Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy (GOAP). Prior to joining GOAP, he spent eight years with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, where his responsibilities included working with the office of the State Veterinarian and Regulatory Services.
Tobin and his wife, Lori, have a daughter, Haley, and a son, Cade. They also run a small cow-calf, background and hay operation, and enjoy riding and showing quarter horses.
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