Steve Boe has been hired as the Director of Local Affairs for Wisconsin Farm Bureau. In this newly-created position, Boe will work with county Farm Bureaus to respond to local ordinances and issues and assist in conducting meetings to inform local governmental officials about agriculture within their county.
“Working with county Farm Bureaus to strengthen their relationship and communication with local and state decision makers is an opportunity to share the great news about what is happening in agriculture,” Boe said. “I am excited and honored to take on this new challenge.”
Boe grew up on a farm near Taylor in Jackson County. The UW-River Falls graduate has degrees in agricultural education and political science. He has worked as an agri-science teacher at Independence High School, a congressional intern for Congressman Ron Kind in Washington D.C. and as a research assistant for State Rep. Mark Radcliffe in the Wisconsin State Assembly in Madison. Boe has served as a District Coordinator for Wisconsin Farm Bureau since 2011.
He is a Farm Bureau member in Jackson County and a graduate of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Leadership Institute Class III.
He will begin his duties as Director of Local Affairs on June 27.
Cassie Olson has been hired by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation to replace Boe as the new district coordinator in west-central Wisconsin.
Olson grew up on a dairy farm near Black River Falls in Jackson County. She has a degree in agricultural education, communications and leadership from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Most recently she was a regional staff writer for Dairy Star. She also does freelance work as a writer and photographer.
She is the Jackson County Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Agriculturist Chair, serves on the county’s Promotion and Education Committee and is a member of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Leadership Institute Class XI.
Olson will be responsible for working with county Farm Bureaus to develop and implement programs to serve Farm Bureau members and to coordinate membership recruitment and retention efforts.
“I am very excited to begin working with the outstanding members in District 4,” Olson said. “I hope to bring a positive energy while continuing to recruit and develop the great leaders who call this district home.”
Olson will serve Farm Bureau’s District 4, which includes the counties of Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe and Trempealeau. Her duties begin on June 5.