Members of the Mason, Benzie-Manistee, NW Michigan, Wexford and Missaukee County Farm Bureaus have a new liaison between themselves and the Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB), as Nicole Jennings has accepted the Northwest Regional Representative Trainee position with the Membership Development and Training Department in the Field Operations Division of MFB.
In her role, Nicole will work with the counties to increase member involvement, provide support to county boards of directors, and become the conduit of information between members and the state organization.
Nicole worked as a policy intern at the Michigan House Republican Policy Office and served as a Congressional office intern for Congressman John Moolenaar in Washington DC. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law and Liberal Arts from the University of Findlay (Ohio).
Prior to attending college, Nicole served as president of the New Lothrop High School FFA chapter, earning the FFA American Degree in 2015. Previously, Nicole was involved in the ag industry as a contributing writer for AGDAILY, a news outlet with more than 41,000 followers.
“I’m excited to start this new endeavor and hopefully a long career with Michigan Farm Bureau,” said Jennings. “With my past exposure to agriculture, whether through FFA, reporting on it, or from a policy standpoint, I look forward to working with and assisting Farm Bureau members to help them be successful, both on their farming operations and with the many opportunities that exist as volunteers on the county level.”
Since 2015, Nicole has gained excellent experience working with volunteers while serving on the Advocacy Committee for the University of Findlay’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter. Additionally, while in Washington D.C., she volunteered with an urban agricultural group that planted crops and worked to increase awareness of food insecurity, while also receiving professional development instruction from people in the political and public policy sector.