Emily Dougherty of Greenwood, Indiana, will be graduating in December from Purdue University, but she has already started work as one of Indiana Farm Bureau’s regional managers.
In her new role, Dougherty represents Fountain, Morgan, Parke, Putnam, Vermillion and Warren counties, serves as the liaison between the county Farm Bureaus and the state organization and assists the counties with leadership development, event planning and community outreach activities.
Dougherty will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication and minors in farm management and organizational leadership and supervision. She interned with INFB in 2019.
“I’m honored to be back,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to serving the counties and helping members to be their best selves – to take advantage of those leadership development opportunities that Farm Bureau offers.”
She grew up on a 6th generation farm in Johnson County, where her parents and brothers continue to manage the day-to-day operations, raising corn, soybeans, wheat and cattle. In addition, they have a pumpkin patch and corn maze, on which Dougherty enjoys applying her marketing and communication skills.
Dougherty was active in Purdue’s Collegiate Farm Bureau, serving as vice president and secretary/treasurer. She also has interned with Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Future of America and USDA (Indiana) Farm Service Agency. An alumnus of Whiteland FFA, she also served as Indiana FFA State Southern Region vice president, and she’s a 10-year 4-H member.