It was obvious that Becky Kinder and the Kentucky Soybean Board were a great fit considering she interned with them three summers in a row. Becky became their full-time education director in 2004.
With her leadership experience in the Future Homemakers Association (now Family, Career and Community Leaders of America or FCCLA), Becky thought she might be interested in teaching family and consumer sciences or dietetics. She discovered in college however, that daily classroom teaching wasn’t really her calling. Thankfully, her farm background and time at Murray State University prepared her for a variety of career options within agriculture where education could still be a focus.
“Growing up in a rural community and helping on my grandparents’ farm helped me know the value of hard work,” Becky said. “I also worked in a veterinary office while in high school and college. By taking agriculture classes in high school and then later at Murray State, it gave me an understanding of agriculture. As with all industries it continues to grow and change over time with the advancements in technology. It is amazing what our farmers can do now that they were not able to do before.”