Amanda Rosholt was recently named the Director of Fundraising and Public Relations for the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation. As director, Rosholt will be responsible for raising funds and serving as the media relations contact for the foundation as well as maintaining the website.
Rosholt, who grew up on a farm, said this position gives her an opportunity to advocate for agriculture and spread the word about the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation.
“I’m really excited about it,” Rosholt said. “I grew up on a farm and [my grandparents] created a farming and ranching legacy that my dad and his brother have carried on, so it’s exciting for me to have that opportunity to come back home and be able to work with my family and also be a voice for the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation and others who are involved in agriculture.”
She said she wants to reach the younger generation to spread the positive message of agriculture.
“I really want to educate them on where their food and fiber comes from and that there are ways to use business in agriculture and that it is important,” the new director said.
The El Reno native previously worked as a field representative for U.S. Congressman Frank Lucas for two years, so working in communications is something she feels quite comfortable with, she said.
Rosholt graduated from Oklahoma State University with an undergraduate degree in journalism and broadcasting and public relations and also earned her Master of Business Administration.
Rosholt and her husband reside in El Reno and have started a cow-calf operation while helping on their family farm. They have two children: Hayden, who is 3 years old, and Drake, who is 18 months old.