New executive director of the Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee

Aug 05, 2019


Julie Giles, a native of Williamson County, has been named executive director of the Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee (FACCT). The organization was established in 2011 by animal agriculture supporters, including Tennessee Farmers Cooperative, across the state to be a reliable resource for the public and farmers regarding humane care, well-being issues, and best management practices for farm animals.

Giles will be working with livestock producers across the state to develop networks to support the work of the coalition, which aims to reach out to producers, consumers, lawmakers, the media, and the public with facts about farm animal welfare.

“I look forward to continuing to be an advocate for agriculture,” says Giles. “I want to share information about livestock animals that aid in the successful future of our industry.”

Giles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agribusiness from Middle Tennessee State University. Her work experiences include serving as a 4-H Extension Agent in Marshall and Williamson counties, where she served as chair for a number of livestock shows and taught youth life skills through participation in livestock projects.
Giles lives in Lewisburg with her husband, Doug, and daughter, Baylann. The family operates a cow/calf and stocker operation and raises hogs for local 4-H projects and for family members to show. Giles continues to be active in agriculture organizations, including Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers where she has competed nationally in the Collegiate Discussion Meet and the Excellence in Agriculture competition. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee in agriculture leadership, education, and communication.

Giles started her new position July 1 and will operate out of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association office in Murfreesboro. She can be reached at juliefacct@gmail.com or 615-970-8065.
 

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