Jason Fearneyhough

Chief Policy Officer

Cheyenne, WY

Jason Fearneyhough joins WLA as chief policy officer after serving as the deputy commissioner of agriculture for Texas from 2015-2023. In Texas, Fearneyhough managed a global-scale agency with more than 650 employees and an annual budget surpassing $1 billion. Prior to appointment in Texas, Fearneyhough served the people of Wyoming as deputy director from 2006-2009 and then director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture from 2009-2014, under two different administrations.

He is also co-founder of World Ag Journal, a global agriculture news aggregator site that provides agriculture professionals news that they do not have access to through their normal channels.

Fearneyhough grew up in Wyoming and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and then a master’s degree in business administration. He lives in Cheyenne with his wife Tina, a powerhouse in her own right, and two corgis. They have two adult daughters.

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