Rosalie and her husband, Randy, have a 360-acre dairy farm near Reedsville. Along with milking 50-registered cows and raising heifers they grow alfalfa, corn, soybeans and wheat. Rosalie is a director for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. She also is the Women’s Committee chair for Manitowoc County Farm Bureau, the secretary for Reedsville FFA Alumni Association, a Manitowoc County Dairy Ambassador, a member of the Maple-Rock Homemakers club and serves on the Manitowoc and Calumet County Dairy Promotions Committees. She is also a graduate of the Farm Bureau leadership Institute.
George is a retired electronics technician from Burlington. Married for 49 years to Connie they have one son, one daughter and six grandchildren. George is a director on the Walworth County Farm Bureau board and serves as the Ag in the Classroom coordinator. He also serves as a director on the Walworth County Fair Board.
Andrea is a third-generation dairy farmer at Brossard Dairy Farm, LLC, her family’s farm, in Beaver Dam. She served three years on the state YFA Committee representing District 2, as well as serving the past year as the chair and on the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors. She also serves as the secretary/treasurer for Dodge County Farm Bureau and is a graduate of the Farm Bureau leadership Institute. She and her husband, Mason Rens, reside in Burnett.
Katie grew up in Darlington on her family’s 330-cow dairy farm. Married in early 2016, Katie works on her husband’s farm Banner Ridge Farms, LLC, as the herdsperson in addition to serving as a program technician for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Grant County. Katie has served a variety of roles in her county Farm Bureau including Young Farmer and Agriculturist chair, secretary and Ag in the Classroom co-Chair. She has also graduated from Wisconsin Farm Bureau Leadership Institute and the American Farm Bureau Women’s Communications Boot Camp.
Darby and her husband, Clint, maintain a 200 head beef cow/calf herd near Melrose. In partnership with Clint’s parents they also grow 3,500 acres of corn, soybeans and hay. Darby is the Jackson County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education committee chair and the county Ag in the Classroom coordinator. She enjoys helping during the livestock shows at the county fair and is the open class beef superintendent at the Wisconsin State Fair. Darby and Clint have two boys.
Lynn is a research agronomist at Heartland Farms, Inc., a nearly 8,000-acre farm growing potatoes specifically for potato chips near Hancock. She finished her master’s degree in horticulture from UW-Madison in June 2016. She also completed her bachelor’s degree in dairy science at UW-Madison. Lynn grew up on a dairy farm in Argyle and was active in 4-H and FFA. She is the Waushara County Farm Bureau YFA chair, president of the Tri-County FFA Alumni, a member of the Stevens Point Curling Club and City Band and a board member for Meals on Wheels. Lynn was a member of Farm Bureau Institute Class VIII.
Katelin of Hortonville is a member of the Outagamie County Farm Bureau and serves as the Women’s Committee chair and co-chair coordinator of the Outagamie County Fairest of the Fair program. She grew up on a small dairy farm near Plum City. Katelin works for Investors Community Bank in Manitowoc as the ag credit manager. She graduated from UW-Platteville with a degree in agribusiness and is pursuing her MBA at UW-Oshkosh. She is also a graduate of the Farm Bureau leadership Institute.
District 8 (Clark, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Price, Taylor and Wood counties)
Lauren grew up in Fort Atkinson where she was heavily involved in 4-H, FFA and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). She earned her animal science degree with an emphasis in equine management from UW-River Falls. She enjoys milking and feeding calves at a farm and is employed with NorthStar Cooperative/Select Sires as a reproduction specialist. She also serves as the Wood County Farm Bureau Ag in The Classroom coordinator. In her free time she likes to be outside with her Australian Shepherd.
Kay lives in Elk Mound with her husband, Kevin and their three children, Brandon, Bailey and Kaleb. As a family, they are active in FFA, 4-H, church and school activities. Along with Farm Bureau they are members of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. Kay and Kevin manage Gilbertson Farms in partnership with Kevin’s family. They milk 475 cows and farm 1,900 acres. Kay is the general leader of Elk Meadow 4-H Club, Sunday School superintendent at her church and the Dunn County Ag in the Classroom coordinator. Kay is a graduate of UW-River Falls, where she earned her degree in animal science.