Meet Your Farm Bureau: Diana Kelley

Diana Kelley is originally from Mansfield and graduated from Lexington High School. After high school, she earned a college degree, worked and raised her daughter, Casey. Besides Farm Bureau, Diana is involved with Buckeye Iron Will Tractor Club, announces high school girls basketball games for Clearfork, and attends First English Lutheran Church. She is a horse show announcer and has been a 4-H adviser for 36 years.

How are you involved with farming or agriculture? I raise horses and was the environmental education coordinator for the county Soil & Water Conservation District for over 20 years.

How long have you been in agriculture? I have been involved with equine all my life.

What do you love about farming? I love having a connection to the earth.

What is the biggest challenge facing agriculture? The biggest challenge facing agriculture in that the general population has an increased disconnect from the farm. I think it is important for people to know what it takes to produce food, so that they appreciate the food and what goes into it.

What is your favorite Farm Bureau event or activity? My favorite Farm Bureau event is the Farmers Share Breakfast.

What are your hobbies besides farming? Besides farming, I am in charge of the county 4-H horse program, and I announce high school girls basketball.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would travel to Germany.

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