Amy McEvoy iALF Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation

R+K Head of Earned Media Named to 20th Illinois Agricultural Leadership Class

Amy McEvoy one of 24 agricultural leaders chosen for fellowship

Amy McEvoy, head of Earned Media at Rhea + Kaiser, was recently announced as a fellow for the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation (IALF) Class of 2022. McEvoy was selected to be part of the 20th class following a competitive application and interview process.

Beginning August 2020, McEvoy will participate in 15 seminars over 19 months to build the skills, knowledge and character to confront the most urgent and pressing issues of global and local food security and sustainability. The  program is designed to equip fellows with the skillset and experiences necessary to become policy and decision makers for the agricultural industry.

Fellows in the Class of 2022 represent a broad spectrum of food and agricultural interests and bring diverse agricultural experiences, from farming to multi-national agricultural business. For the first time in the history of the leadership program, the class will have more women than men; McEvoy is one of 14 women selected to be part of the 20th class.

“Though agriculture has always been a vital sector of the U.S. economy, the pandemic we’ve experienced since the start of 2020 has reinforced just how essential its workforce is to each of our lives,” said McEvoy. “Advocacy for the agriculture industry is critically important – now more than ever, and I’m honored and excited to help meet this such a vital need.”

Over the coming months, McEvoy will share updates and insights on the R+K blog Marketing to Farmers. To learn more about the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation, visit:


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