Laura Hardie, Farmer Relations and Communications Manager, and Annalise Kieley, Farmer Relations Specialist, work as a dynamic duo to communicate the value of New England Dairy to farmers throughout the region while building consumer trust in dairy.

Laura manages our farmer relations program across the region, with a focus on supporting Vermont and New Hampshire farmers. Laura is responsible for managing farmer communications trainings, farmer public relations strategies, and sharing checkoff results with farmers…to name a few. Laura says, “the only thing I love more than watching Disney movies with my toddlers is finding creative ways to shine a spotlight on our real life heroes – our dairy farmers."

Annalise focuses on our farmer relationships in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Some of her responsibilities include writing our farmer newsletters, submitting content for co-ops to include in member communications, and leading our live virtual farm tour programming. Annalise has been on the team for a year and a half and has enjoyed an afternoon milk and cookie break every day since she started.