South Region Vice President Election Profile: Lorrie Boyer

Lorrie Boyer
KSIR Radio (NE Colorado Broadcasting)
(970) 867-7271

Years of Experience:  20

Board Experience2015- Current NAFB South Region Vice President
Past: Prowers County 4H Foundation Board of Directors, Morgan County 4H Foundation Board of Directors

Bio:  My background in ag is primarily in the equine industry, where I grew up on a show and breeding horse operation in Colorado. I showed performance horses, competed in rodeo and served as the Boulder County Fair Royalty and Queen for three years. After receiving a degree in Technical Journalism, with an emphasis in Agriculture, I went on to work in Ag Media. After a brief time in print media, I landed in radio at KLMR in Southeast Colorado. After a few years there, I had the opportunity to develop and create an Ag Department at KVAY in Lamar, where I spent several years. I then created the "Colorado Ag News Network" syndicated show and had 19 stations picking my daily ag reports. I was then offered the Ag News Director position at KSIR, the only Ag Station in Colorado and that is where I am at today. I have since sold/merged my network with BARN Media. I am a Certified 4H Horse Show Judge, I currently serve on the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee as the official blogger, am active in my Church, assist with the local Tae Kwon Do youth club and am an avid Crossfitter. I reside in Brush, Colorado with my 12-year old and 16-year old son and husband.

Why would I like to serve on the NAFB Board of Directors? After being elected to fulfill Tony St. James' second term this past year, I underwent the initial board member learning process and have become well acclimated to NAFB as a organization. Highlights have included having my idea to have Regional Newsletters come to fruition and have had nothing but positive feedback, which is also reflected in the high "open rates" of the Newsletters in our region. Furthermore, I proposed an new "NAFB Mentor Program," which as accepted by the board and is now in it's first year as a pilot program. I have made outreach a priority for myself and those efforts have been well rececieved. South region members have invested in me for this year, now I have the unique opportunity to serve in a solid two-year capacity and further the projects that I have started. I underwent the NAFB Leadership Training session in April, which will further enable me to be ready to continue to step- up and serve members as a Board Member.  I look forward to continued work on current NAFB goals and visions and with my creativity and enthusiastic attitude am ready to present additional fresh ideas and discussion points that will contribute to NAFB succession.