WV Farm Bureau Magazine December 2015 - Page 11

Jennifer Kirby Jennifer was born in Huntington, West Virginia, and raised in northern Ohio. After spending some time in South Carolina, she decided to move back to the Mountain State, and currently lives in Ellamore. Jennifer’s husband Brad is a Safety Manager at Weyerhauser. They have been married for 20 years and have three children: Dustin, age 20, Jonathan, age 16, and Elizabeth, age 10. Her family also has three pets, a dog named Sadie, and two cats named Charlie and Sugar. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education in 2012 and a Master’s in Education in 2014 from Ashford University. She worked for seven years as a secretary at Pelion Middle School in South Carolina, then spent two years as a pre-k teacher at Little One’s Place. “The continuation and growth of agriculture rests with our youth, so delivering information to their schools through the activities in the Mobile Ag Lab is an important mission that I am proud to be part of,” said Kirby. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and gardening. Tabby Bennett Tabby was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, raised in Buckhannon, and now lives in Bridgeport. She is engaged to be married this summer to Greg Kuckuck, who grew up working on his dad’s farm in Pennsylvania, and is now a project scientist at Civil Environmental Consultants, Inc. in Bridgeport. Bennett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2015 where she also minored in Education, and had a summer internship with WVFB. Tabby plans to pursue a Master’s degree in the near future. During college, she worked part-time as an assistant teacher at the Child Development Center, then was a junior account executive at Orion Strategies before joining Farm Bureau. Tabby is excited about joining a team dedicated to farmers and causes she is passionate about, and hopes to make a positive difference for everyone involved in Farm Bureau. In her spare time, Tabby enjoys watching baseball and hockey, photography, reading, makeup, and baking. Michelle, Jennifer, and Tabby are eager to learn all they can so they can serve our members and help Farm Bureau continue to grow. E-List Program For every $1 collected, GM will match - up to $5,000. All money goes to build special homes for wounded vets www.ourbravest.org/enlistme PRESENTING A PRIVATE OFFER FOR FARM BUREAU MEMBERS $500 ON TOP OF MOST CURRENT OFFERS Guy’s Buick-GMC, Inc. Ranson/Charles Town (800)401-5459 • (304)725-3448 www.guysgmc.com • guysautomotive@frontiernet.net West Virginia Farm Bureau News 11