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Emily E. Buckman

Director, Congressional Relations
American Farm Bureau Federation


Emily Buckman’s portfolio as director of congressional relations at American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) includes appropriations, broadband, rural affairs, and technology. She joined AFBF in 2021 after serving two years as the director of national affairs for the Kentucky Farm Bureau. She previously had worked on Capitol Hill for nearly a decade as a senior policy advisor for Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02). She also served as a policy adviser at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in rural development and the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services areas where she worked to advance policy and legislation on issues including agriculture, education, infrastructure, and workforce development.

Buckman was raised on her family’s fourth generation farm in central Kentucky where her father and brother continue to grow corn, soybeans, and tobacco and raise beef cattle and hogs. She holds a B.S. in political science from Campbellsville University and lives in Washington, D.C.

May 2-5, 2022

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