Amanda Robertson is the Beginning Farmer Regional Coordinator for Kentucky and Tennessee at USDA- Farm Service Agency. She is a 6th generation farmer from Russell Springs, KY where she and her family have a registered Angus operation. Amanda graduated from Russell County High School and attended Western Kentucky University where she earned a B.S. in Agricultural Education and completed her M.A.E. in Gifted Education. Amanda actively participates in local mission work conducted by her church, plays the piano, and enjoys spending time with her family and competing in 5K races. Amanda will be representing FSA as an Ex-Officio Member.
Cassie Munsey was born and raised in Monticello, KY and still reside in this small, but beautiful town. I am employed through the University of Kentucky at the Wayne County Extension Office as a Family and Consumer Science Assistant. I have worked with Extension for seven years. Four years ago I purchased a small farm in northern Wayne County, just down the road from my family’s farm. I have a small beef cattle operation. I also help my family with their beef cattle operation, burley tobacco crop, and hay. I enjoy gardening, spending time on Lake Cumberland, and anything outdoors. Cooking and canning are another enjoyable pastime for me.I recently completed my Bachelor’s degree through Western Kentucky University with a major in Family and Consumer Science and a minor in Agriculture. I plan to continue working for Extension, hopefully as an Agent, but I’m also open to new career opportunities. I was introduced to Kentucky Women in Agriculture and became a member when I began working for Extension. I embraced the opportunity of meeting female farmers within my county, as well as surrounding areas. I look forward to networking with women across the State as I serve as the KWIA Representative for District 9.
Tracey K. Bertram is an Inventory Procurement Specialist at CPC Commodities, a family-run, agriculture commodity company, based out of Fountain Run, Ky. Tracey has a B.S. in Animal Science and a M.S. in Plant Science, both from Western Kentucky University. Tracey and her husband, Brad, along with their children, live in Temple Hill, Kentucky, where they have a 400+ cow, Holstein, dairy herd and raise Burley tobacco. While being a relative new comer to Kentucky (17 years), farming was not a new experience for Tracey. She was raised on a century-old dairy and dark-fired tobacco farm in White House, TN. After her oldest child was born, Tracey was a stay-at-home mom to their three children - Elizabeth (15), Rachel (12) and Ethan (8). She worked with her husband on the dairy farm, in their tobacco greenhouse, and in the tobacco field until her children were of school age. She still helps her husband on the farm as needed - especially with the greenhouse - but also takes care of the payroll for their farm. She is truly dedicated to promoting agriculture and teaching the next generation of its importance. Tracey will be representing District 4.