Jamie Johansen, of Lebanon, was announced as the new chair of the Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Committee at the organization’s 104th annual meeting December 4 at Lake of the Ozarks.

She and her husband, Kevin, raise Hereford and Charolais cattle in Laclede County with their four-year-old daughter, Harper. The couple represents southwest Missouri on the MOFB YF&R Committee.

She founded Honey Creek Media, serving clients in social media marketing, broadcast journalism and consulting. She travels the world covering agricultural news. She now hosts and produces a “From the Tailgate” a southwest Missouri TV show centered on agriculture and rural life. She graduated from high school in Mt. Vernon, Mo., and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in agricultural communications from Missouri State University. She later completed her Masters in agricultural education. She worked as an agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor until branching out on her own as a freelance agricultural journalist.

Johansen officially begins her duties as chair of the committee during the YF&R Leadership Conference February 8-10, when one-year term of current chair, Victoria Schwader, of Easton in Buchanan County, expires. The MOFB YF&R Committee consists of 16 individuals or couples from eight districts. The group plans and directs the Leadership Conference each February. As chair of the committee, Johansen also serves as an advisory member on the MOFB Board of Directors.