Kalena Bruce of southwest Missouri was elected as the 2017 chairperson of the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee during the AFBF annual meeting in Phoenix this week. Bruce will take over as chair in February, at the end of the committee’s leadership conference, and serve for one year and will also serve on the AFBF board of directors.
Kalena farms with her husband, Billy, and two-year-old daughter, Willa Grace. They have a commerical cow-calf operation and an agri-tourism venture where they grow strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries and have a pumpkin patch and corn maze in the fall.
I sat down with Kalena at the AFBF convention to learn more about her. Interview with Kalena Bruce, 2017 AFBF YF&R Chair