Faces of Farm Bureau: Carlee Cook, regional manager

Earlier this year, Farm Bureau volunteers made some calls on potential members, and among the new members they signed was a nice young couple named Andrew and Carlee Cook.

Those volunteers must have done a good job representing Indiana Farm Bureau because Carlee Cook is now the newest member of INFB’s regional manager team. As of Sept. 5, she became the regional manager for Tipton, Howard, Miami, Grant, Wabash and Huntington counties.

CookC-2017“I’m still learning a lot about what I’ll be doing as an RM, but I know I have a great responsibility in being the face of Farm Bureau by carrying out its mission and vision,” she said. “I’m looking forward to learning from coworkers and members about all things agriculture and what affects their day-to-day goals.”

She comes to Farm Bureau after two years with Kokomo Grain Co., where she worked as a customer service representative with an applied focus in grain merchandising.

A native of Miami County, Cook got her associate of science degree from Ivy Tech (Kokomo) in 2013, and then in 2015 she graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s in agriculture communications.

She and Andrew (who works in the research department at Beck’s Hybrids) were married in 2016 and live in Tipton County. She enjoys participating in community activities, including acting as assistant coach for the Howard County Special Olympics bocce ball team and supporting Ivy Tech and its Circle of Ivy women’s philanthropy.

She also supports Purdue teams, the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs. Her hobbies include photography, videography (she has a “small side job” as an event videographer) and spending time with family.

“I haven’t had an ample amount of time to carry out the responsibilities of being an RM, but I can say that I’m confident that my favorite part about the job will be serving the people my six counties and being in community with all them,” she said.