Another successful year, another rewarding annual meeting. November 30th to December 3rd 2018, Rural Mutual held their 84th Annual Meeting, while the Wisconsin Farm Bureau held their 99th Annual Meeting.
Annual Meeting also means another Young Farmer and Agriculturist (YFA) Conference . Rural Mutual is a proud sponsor of all first time attendees.
Rural Mutual would like to congratulate the following Wisconsin Farm Bureau Winners:
Distinguished Service to Wisconsin Agriculture- Rodger Cliff
Rodger Cliff started his career with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation in 1973 as a lobbyist. During his career, Cliff worked with eight governors and hundreds of legislators to shape agricultural policy. Learn more.
Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau – Don Meyer
Don Meyer has been an active member of Farm Bureau since 2000 and served in key leadership roles. During his tenure as the Ag in the Classroom coordinator, Meyer had three educators recognized with the Outstanding Teacher Awards. Learn more.
Young Farmer and Agriculturist Achievement Award – Ryan and Lindsey Prah
Farm Bureau’s Achievement Award is a contest that awards farmers between the ages of 18 and 35, who have excelled in their farming career, understand current issues affecting agriculture and have shown leadership and involvement in Farm Bureau and other civic organizations. The Prah’s are fifth generation dairy farmers in rural Wausau in Marathon County. Learn more.
Young Farmer and Agriculturist Discussion Meet Winner – Kelly Wilfert
The Discussion Meet contest is a panel discussion in which Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18 and 35 are judged on their ability to express their ideas and opinions and reach a solution on current issues affecting agriculture. Wilfert grew up on a vegetable farm in Two Rivers. Learn More.
Young Farmer and Agriculturist 2018 Excellence in Agriculture Award- Justin and Livia Doyle
The Excellence in Agriculture Award winner is selected based on their knowledge of agriculture, leadership in Farm Bureau and other civic organizations. Justin and Livia Doyle are ninth-year teachers. Justin teaches agriculture and technology at Darlington High School. Livia is a fourth-grade teacher in the Mineral Point School District. Learn more.
Collegiate Discussion Meet Winner- Kati Kindschuh
The Collegiate Discussion Meet is a panel discussion in which collegiate members are judged on their ability to lead a committee discussion on current issues affecting agriculture and to develop consensus on an action plan to effectively address issues. Kindschuh is a senior at UW-River Falls where she is studying agricultural marketing communications and agricultural business. Learn more.
Congratulations to all winner this weekend. We are looking forward to another great year and partnership with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau and the YFA.