The Tennessee Cattlemen’s (TCA) is pleased to welcome Linda Barnes of Selmer, TN to its Board of Directors.
Barnes grew up on a diversified family farm in west Tennessee. She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and participated on the UTM Livestock Judging team. Barnes went on to receive her Master’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Ruminant Nutrition. Currently, she is the Senior Farm Load Officer/Farm Loan Manager for the Farm Service Agency and has been in this role for 25 years.
Barnes, her husband, Rod, and daughter Dolly Jane, have a commercial Angus and Black Simmental/Angus cow herd. They work with Cottage Farms Genetics and supply recipient cows for an embryo transfer program. Rod works as the FFA advisor at McNairy Central High School.
Barnes is passionate about the cattle business and is excited now be on the TCA Board of Directors.
“I wanted to be part of the TCA leadership because I realize how important the cattle industry is to all Tennesseans,” said Barnes. “The beef industry is the last segment of animal agriculture that is still available to the small producer.
Barnes joins other At Large Members and 9 District Vice Presidents on the TCA Board. These cattlemen and women represent the state of Tennessee and are put in place to help direct policy that affects the state’s cattlemen and women.
“Linda Barnes has the knowledge and passion for the cattle industry that will benefit our association and its members as we move forward,” said Charles Hord, executive vice president of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association. “She will also be an important representative for producers in west Tennessee.”
Barnes added, “Collectively, we can accomplish more than we can individually. I would like to volunteer my services to help with the mission of the organization for the betterment of Tennessee.”