from Hoard’s Dairyman –
A graduate of SUNY Cobleskill, Virginia Tech and LEAD NY Class 10, Ziehm currently serves as the executive director of the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC), a farmer founded and funded organization whose mission is to enhance the public’s understanding of and appreciation for animal agriculture by fostering a dialogue with consumers, engagement with farmers and cooperation among members of the industry. She is responsible for numerous NYAAC efforts, including maintaining an active social media presence, working with collaborating organizations, organizing farm tours and other outreach events. Most notably, she was the driving force behind the very successful Dairy Cow Birthing Center at the NYS Fair. Previously, Jessica served as the communications director at the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, where she was recognized by her national peers for her outstanding communications work on behalf of the department.