1990 Kimball Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
- We are located in the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center.
Phone: (785) 320-4350
Fax: (785) 539-8946
Cathy has served as the Executive Director of the Foundation since February 2007. A Kansas native, Cathy grew up on a purebred cattle ranch and dry land crop farm in Ellis County. She holds an associate’s degree in cow/calf management from Colby Community College, a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Kansas State University, and a master’s degree in adult education, also from Kansas State University. Prior to becoming the KFAC Executive Director, Cathy served as a Cooperative Extension educator in Wallace, Finney, Douglas and Gove counties; worked with Heartland Cattle Company in heifer development; and was a beef cattle artificial insemination and market animal ultrasound technician with Oakley Veterinary Service. Through her professional career, Cathy has been involved in several leadership and volunteer groups, including Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) and Kansas Agri-Women.
Natalie is a 2009 graduate of Ohio State University and 2012 graduate of Kansas State University (Bachelor's and Master's of Science in Animal Science, respectively). She was previously employed with Certified Angus Beef LLC in Wooster, Ohio, where she worked as a Brand Manager, assisting licensed partners with marketing strategies, promotions and events to boost sales of Certified Angus Beef. Natalie focuses her efforts on the communications and marketing avenues for KFAC, as well as assists with educational trainings and office management. Natalie lives in Manhattan with her husband Joel, son Silas and fur-baby Mabel, and is active in her church.