Ag policy advisor announced
Cheyenne – Gov. Mark Gordon has announced a change in his administration’s natural resources policy team. Kate Barlow, a Wyoming native who served as lead agriculture policy advisor for the late U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) as well as the current Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), will serve as the new Agriculture Policy Advisor for the state of Wyoming.
Barlow replaces Joe Budd on the natural resources policy team, who departed to attend law school.
“I’m thrilled to bring Kate’s breadth of knowledge on natural resource issues and deep ties to Wyoming’s agriculture communities to our office,” Gordon said. “Her understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing our producers has earned the respect of those working in agriculture, and will benefit all Wyoming citizens.”
According to a press release from the Governor’s Office, Barlow grew up on a ranch near Gillette and earned her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Wyoming.
Barlow served as Lummis’ lead policy advisor on agriculture, food safety, trade, judiciary, labor, social issues and Indian affairs. Previously, Barlow advised Enzi on agriculture, trade and judiciary issues. She was Enzi’s Finance Committee advisor for the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, reviewed and vetted all judicial nominations and provided advice on legislative strategy.
“I am excited to join the governor’s team and look forward to working hard for the state of Wyoming,” Barlow said.