Acting State Director for Kentucky
Traci Vaught is a native Kentuckian, born and raised on a farm in Mercer County. She began her career with the agency as a temporary employee in Stanford, Kentucky, with the Farmers Home Administration in April 1986.
During her 34-year career with USDA, she has served across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and in every major Rural Development program area. That vast knowledge and experience helped her earn the Associate Enterprise Director position for Kentucky in 2020.
Ms. Vaught has two children, one granddaughter, and a grandson expected in June.