Oklahoma Farm Bureau recently named Rachel Havens as the organization’s assistant director of media relations and advocacy communications.
Havens will work in the communications and public relations department to develop and grow relationships with news media statewide to expand the organization’s reach in promoting the interest and work of OKFB members and Oklahoma agriculture. She will also promote the organization’s advocacy efforts for OKFB’s grassroots members.
“Although I didn’t grow up in production agriculture, this industry is largely responsible for shaping me into the person I am today,” Havens said. “Serving in this role is an incredible opportunity to give back to Oklahoma agriculture and – most importantly – the families and individuals who center their livelihoods around it.”
Havens will work closely with OKFB’s public policy team to coordinate communications and disseminate information to OKFB members, the media and the public.
Havens previously served as a marketing coordinator for the Oklahoma State University Student Union. Hailing from Stillwater, Oklahoma, she received her bachelor’s degree in animal science and her master’s degree in agricultural communications from OSU. Havens currently resides in Oklahoma City with her husband Brandon.