Fran McCall is the Commodity Specialist for Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation since 2012. She is the primary contact for livestock commodity advisory committees and works with livestock commodity groups throughout Kentucky. In 2014, she took on the responsibility of coordinating the Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program and plans the annual Roadside Farm Market Tour.
Fran was a 10 year 4-H member in Oldham County participating in numerous projects including beef cattle, livestock judging, rabbits, cooking, sewing, and speech and demonstration contests. She and her family showed their Shorthorn cattle all over the state of Kentucky and nationally through her involvement with 4-H, FFA, and the National and Kentucky Junior Shorthorn Association. Fran competed on the Kentucky Livestock Judging Gold Team representing Kentucky at several national contests. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the Western Kentucky University and Master of Science in Ruminant Nutrition and Meat Science from the University of Kentucky. Fran competed on the Western Kentucky Livestock Judging Team and then went on to be the first female livestock judging coach at the University of Kentucky. After graduate school, Fran worked as a 4-H agent in McLean County for almost 3 years prior to joining Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation.
Fran lives in Shelby County with her husband David and their son Lane. David farms full time with his dad in Oldham County, where they raise cattle, hay, corn, soybeans and wheat. In Fran’s spare time, she enjoys helping her husband with the cattle, crops, showing Shorthorn and Red Poll cattle and showing Mini Rex Rabbits.