KEENES, ILL. — Sarah Frey, founder and CEO of Frey Farms, has been appointed a member of the National Agriculture Campaign Advisory Council (NCAC) for Congressman Glenn Thompson, US House Committee on Agriculture Chair.

Sarah Frey headshotSarah Frey, CEO of Frey Farms | Source: Frey Farms

“We’re excited to welcome Sarah Frey to the National Agriculture Campaign Advisory Council,” said Matthew Brennan, Representative Thompson’s Chief of Staff. “Her expertise in both agribusiness and legislative policy, in addition to her unique experience growing her 80-acre family farm in Southern Illinois into a nationally distributed fresh produce and beverage business will provide a critical perspective for the work of the Committee.”

Frey is the author of the book “The Growing Season,” which tells her story of transforming her family’s declining farm into the successful national brand that it is today. She is also a member of the Fresh Food Leadership Council for FMI – The Food Industry Association.

“I am excited to work with Congressman Thompson and my colleagues on the Council to help modernize, optimize and streamline US agricultural farm policy,” Frey said.  “I will bring my own expertise and experience to the Council, but also share the experiences, challenges and opportunities of my fellow farmers as we seek to nourish more than 336 million Americans by providing them with safe, nutritious, delicious, sustainable and affordable produce. From the boot heel of Missouri to Capitol Hill, we will do the right thing for America, its farms and farmers and millions of working families across the US.”