The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) would like to introduce Senior Business Development Manager of Agriculture, Kayla Umbel. She comes to our team with a wealth of background in the Agriculture Industry that we feel will help serve the farmers of Frederick County. Kayla is a Frederick County resident, and she grew up on small family dairy operation in Emmitsburg, MD. She has always been very passionate about the agricultural industry and is very excited to get the opportunity to help and serve farmers from her home county.
Kayla graduated from Virginia Tech with a Degree in Dairy Science with an emphasis in Agricultural Business. She was very active with the dairy judging team during her time at Virginia Tech as well as being a part of the Dairy Challenge competitions that focus on farm consulting. Kayla enjoys traveling around the United States to local, state, and national shows to exhibit elite dairy cattle.
Some fun facts about Kayla:
- She has been skydiving not once, but twice over Ocean City, MD.
- She also was able to fast track in college and graduated in three years.