Cathy has served as the Executive Director of the Foundation since February 2007. A Kansas native, Cathy grew up on a purebred cattle ranch and dry crop land farm in Ellis County. She holds an associate’s degree in cow/calf management from Colby Community College, a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Kansas State University, and a master’s degree in adult education, also from Kansas State University. Prior to becoming the KFAC Executive Director, Cathy served as a Cooperative Extension educator in Wallace, Finney, Douglas and Gove counties; worked with Heartland Cattle Company in heifer development; and was a beef cattle artificial insemination and market animal ultrasound technician with Oakley Veterinary Service. Through her professional career, Cathy has been involved in several leadership and volunteer groups, including Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) and Kansas Agri-Women.
Sheridan joined the Foundation in October 2011 as the Program Assistant. Growing up in southeast Kansas and being extremely involved in her FFA chapter, Sheridan's passion for agriculture can be attributed to her older sisters and her ag advisor. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in agricultural communications and journalism. During her undergraduate career, Sheridan worked as a student assistant and communications specialist at the International Grains Program at K-State. Upon completion of her degree, Sheridan worked at McCormick Company in Kansas City as an account executive. She wrote for Pioneer Hi-Bred's GrowingPoint magazine and ProAction newsletter, while also performing various public relations duties. Sheridan then worked at The Maschhoffs, a family-owned pork production company in Illinois as their communications editor.
Keelie began working for the Foundation in August 2011 as the Student Assistant. Keelie grew up on a farm near Girard, Kansas. A sophomore majoring in agricultural communications and journalism at Kansas State University, she is actively involved on campus. Keelie also serves as a College of Agriculture Ambassador.