Director of Government and Public Affairs

Director of Government and Public Affairs

Katelyn Parsons serves as the director of government and public affairs for the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF), a non-profit farming advocacy organization representing nearly 6,000 family members across the Commonwealth. In this capacity, she advocates on behalf of the organization’s policies and programs to support Massachusetts farmers, generates support for formal legislation, and manages public relations and communications strategy and objectives.

 

Parsons previously worked as the director of marketing and communications with MFBF, responsible for developing and implementing MFBF’s communications strategy and objectives. Prior to joining MFBF, Parsons worked at the U.S. Grains Council as the manager of communications, where she oversaw the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Council's publications, website, social media presence, and other internal and external outreach, in cooperation with other members of the organization’s global staff.

 

Parsons holds a master’s degree in agricultural education from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications/animal science (double major) with a minor in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University.