M. Kelly Young
In the two decades since she graduated from Boston University, Young has worked on horse or farming issues. She first started as an Associate Editor with The Horsemen and Fair World, before moving on to the position of Executive Director of the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State. For the last decade, Young has been affiliated with the New York Farm Bureau, working up to her present position as Deputy Director of Public Policy from Associate Director of Communications and Senior Associate Director for National Affairs. Young is a three time winner of the John Hervey Award for Journalistic Excellence, awarded by the United States Harness Writers Association and is presently the President of the Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame. Young is a fifth-generation horseperson and grew up on Castleton Farm of New York, a Standardbred breeding farm located just outside Goshen, NY.