Hilda G. Legg

Hilda G. Legg

State Director of Kentucky

Portrait of Hilda Legg, state director, Kentucky Rural Development

Hilda Gay Legg was appointed by the Donald J. Trump administration as U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development state director for Kentucky in November 2017. Now serving under her fourth president, Ms. Legg brings vast knowledge and a wide variety of skills from experience in public, non-profit and private industries.

Ms. Legg started her career as a teacher in Adair County schools before serving in Ronald Reagan’s Department of Education. She went on to serve in various capacities focused on rural economic development in the George H.W. Bush and the George W. Bush administrations.

She also served as the first executive director and CEO at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky, and she owned a small business assisting community leaders and telecommunications providers with building broadband networks in rural America.

A native of Adair County, Kentucky, where she is co-owner of the family farm, she currently resides in central Kentucky with her husband, Michael, and is the proud mother of a U.S. soldier.