Kelsey Billings serves as Field to Market’s Director of Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement. Prior to joining the team, Kelsey served as the Senior Director of Industry Affairs and Sustainability at the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC). In that role, Kelsey oversaw the organization’s efforts on sustainability, climate change policy, director and young producer development, and policy issues directly impacting operations of NCFC members. She also served as the Treasurer of the NCFC CO-OP/PAC, where she managed the PAC’s finances and coordinated events with members of Congress who support NCFC’s mission. In 2014, she received a Master of Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a Master of Science with a concentration in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. In 2012, Kelsey served as a Public Policy Fellow at The Fund for American Studies and is an alumnus of the International Institute for Political and Economic Systems, and the Institute on Business and Governmental Affairs with the same program. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Missouri in 2010. Kelsey was born and raised in Bloomington, IL where she found her calling to agriculture through family farming and 4-H. She and her husband currently reside in Davidsonville, MD with their two sons, Luke and Jack.