Kate Nelson is the Agricultural Commodities Unit Supervisor for the Connecticut Department of Agriculture. Kate finished her bachelor’s degree in animal science at the University of Connecticut and went on to work for the United States Department of Agriculture Veterinary Services working with Avian Influenza surveillance, preparedness and outbreak response. She started working with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture in 2017 as the AFRPS Coordinator. Prior to UConn, Kate graduated with an associate degree in veterinary technology from Great Bay Community College and worked as an emergency veterinary technician for 5 years. Kate is a proud mom of two girls and enjoys spending time with her family.