Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is pleased to announce that Meg Gennings from Amherst has been re-appointed by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall to AFBF’s animal care advisory committee.

AFBF’s advisory committees play an important role in the organization’s policy implementation and development. Committee members make contributions to AFBF’s mission, from participating in advocacy fly-ins and doing media interviews to helping the organization development comments on proposed regulations and providing input into the resolutions process.

“We are pleased Meg was re-appointed to this issue advisory committee for American Farm Bureau Federation,” said MFBF President Mark Amato. “She has grown into an excellent leader as part of our organization and is an excellent communicator. Meg will assist in building the communications bridge between AFBF and our state. I look forward to hearing the information she brings back.”

Gennings works at UMass in the animal science department, where she assists with the day-to-day management of the university’s livestock. She previously worked as the livestock manager of Lilac Hedge Farm in Rutland.

She has been involved in the Worcester County Farm Bureau board of directors; chairs the statewide promotion and education committee; and serves on the equine and young farmers and ranchers (YF&R) committees. She also is involved in the Nunoa Project, which helps camelids in Peru and the United States, and volunteers at Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro adoption events in the Northeast.

Gennings holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and pre-veterinary medicine from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science in agricultural and extension education from North Carolina State University.

She was re-appointed in January 2021 and will serve a two-year term.

Congratulations, Meg!