Nancy Barcus is the Director of Leadership and Organization Services for AFA. She is responsible for the programmatic focus and direction for AFA with both the collegiate and young professional member services. From 2003 to 2007, Nancy was the program manager for AFA where she coordinated the AFA community scholarship program with rural leaders in eight Midwestern states, coordinating an annual leader’s conference of students, speakers, and industry professionals, and assisted students and organizations in the internship program development process and recruiting. From 2007 to 2009, Nancy managed business development activity with non-profit and trade association client relationships in Washington D.C. for Adayana, a full-service consulting firm. She also served as a business analyst to Adayana’s government solution design team.  Nancy holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Plant Science and Agricultural Education Leadership and Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Nancy is currently a member of the AFA Alliance, the Kansas City Agribusiness Club, and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).