Allyson Jones-Brimmer is the director of industry relations with the Animal Agriculture Alliance, a national non-profit organization working to bridge the communication gap between farm and fork. Jones-Brimmer is responsible for increasing awareness of the Alliance, growing Alliance membership and sponsorship and getting the Alliance’s resources in the hands of the farmers, ranchers and industry professionals. Prior to joining the Alliance, she worked as a crop insurance agent with Farm Credit East. She holds a B.S. in animal science and agricultural science education and an M.A.T. in agricultural education from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Jones-Brimmer grew up in northern New York, where she gained experience in the agriculture industry through youth organizations and working on farms and in a cheese processing plant.