Kayla Jones is organization director for Coshocton, Holmes, Knox and Licking counties. In this role, she is the liaison between the county Farm Bureaus and Ohio Farm Bureau, working with members as they develop and implement programs to strengthen their organizations, serve members and affect positive change in their communities. She was named organization director in May 2017.
She has a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in speech communications from Muskingum College and a master’s degree in secondary English education from Ohio State.
What is something you can point to that has been accomplished thanks to the joint efforts of farmers and community members in your area?
In Licking County, the Farmer’s Share Breakfast was in debate of being cancelled several years ago due to lack of attendance. The board members decided it was an important event and made the decision to overhaul the event. The following year it was moved to a new location and included new sponsors and ways to include the community. As a result the attendance has grown and is now an event the community looks forward to every year.
What is your favorite Farm Bureau member benefit?
Tell us about one big project one of your counties has planned or has recently conducted?
This year, Holmes County is taking on the challenge of a dinner on the farm. Holmes Harvest for Hunger will be held Sept. 9 at Hi Hills Farm in Glenmont.