Meet our 2018 Farm Bill team

The upcoming 2018 Farm Bill is in the works and we want your voice heard!

The Center for Rural Affairs has been working diligently to advocate for rural America in a variety of areas including conservation, crop insurance, and beginning farmer assistance.

Congress’ agriculture committees who write the Farm Bill have started hearings already. We expect they will be gearing up to do further work this fall. We’re planning to send you updates as this unfolds and we’ll let you know key times when your legislators need to hear from you.

Today, we’re writing because there are some new faces with the Center for Rural Affairs who are advocating for your interests in the 2018 Farm Bill. Read a little about us and why we care about the Farm Bill!

Iowa staff

Anna is a Policy Program Associate and is leading the Farm Bill and agricultural policy work at the Center for Rural Affairs. She is passionate about supporting family farms and is glad to be advocating for rural communities. Anna is based in our office in Nevada, Iowa. You can contact Anna at 515.215.1294 or

Lacie is a Policy and Advocacy Organizing Intern based in our Nevada, Iowa, office. She will be a senior at Iowa State University studying Agriculture and Society, and Public Relations. Lacie believes the Farm Bill is invaluable because it not only helps farmers, but also helps many Americans beyond those in agriculture. You can reach Lacie at 515.215.1294 or

Kansas staff

Jim is a fifth generation farmer in south central Kansas. He has been involved inagricultural advocacy since the mid-1980s. In the past 20 years, he has worked in communications and advocacy for the Kansas Rural Center and Oxfam America. He now serves as the Senior Advocacy Advisor for the Center. He is passionate about a regenerative agriculture that sustains thriving communities and a healthy environment. You can contact Jim at 620.200.0260 or

Nebraska staff

Cora is a Policy Program Associate focusing on agricultural policy work at the Center for Rural Affairs. As part of the sixth generation on her family farm in Iowa, she understands farming is not only an occupation, but a livelihood. She feels the Farm Bill is important in supporting rural America at its cornerstone—agriculture. Cora is based in our main office in Lyons, Nebraska. You can reach Cora at 402.687.2100 x 1012 or

Stay tuned for more information regarding the Center’s work for the 2018 Farm Bill.

We value your input and look forward to advocating for your interests in the upcoming Farm Bill. If you would like to share your story with us or learn more about our work, visit us at or give us a call at 402.687.2100 x 1012.