Kim Olson’s farming background, 28-year military career, and public service make her exceptionally qualified to lead the economic engine that is Texas agriculture.

U.S. Air Force – 25 years service, retired Colonel. Among first generation of female military pilots, commanded troops in combat zones, including Iraq, and volunteered 3 years with Texas State Guard.

Director of HR for Dallas ISD – Oversaw 22,000 employees and 1 billion dollar budget.

Weatherford ISD Trustee – Earned Texas Outstanding Board of the Year.

CEO of Grace After Fire – Helped over 6,000 Veteran families and ensured equitable access to care.

Texas Women’s Hall of Fame – Inducted in 2014 for her public service to Texans.

4th Generation Farmer & Educator – Kim, a Master Gardner, lectures on small-scale regenerative agriculture and practices sustainable eco-ag on her family farm where she and her husband, Kent, raise fruits, vegetables, and pecans sold to direct markets, keep beehives for pollination and honey, and restore native grassland.