The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization representing farms of different sizes, commodities and management styles. The organization is made up of voting members and associate members.
Members belong to one of 61 county Farm Bureaus, run by a board of directors made up of people working in production agriculture. Farm Bureau prides itself on being a grassroots organization. Each year, county voting members set the policy that guides WFBF on local, state and national affairs.
To learn more, download the About Wisconsin Farm Bureau book.
The Annual Report highlights what Wisconsin Farm Bureau worked on over the past year. This report highlights ongoing projects and new initiatives being conducted on behalf of WFBF members to promote and protect Wisconsin agriculture.
Farm Bureau Vision
Lead a growing and dynamic agriculture.
Farm Bureau Mission
Lead the farm and rural community through legislative representation, education, public relations, leadership development and providing services and benefits to members.
Affiliate: Rural Mutual Insurance Company
Originally founded by Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation members who wanted an easier way to access insurance, Rural Mutual has strong ties to Wisconsin’s farmers. Today, the company offers a full line of insurance products with more than 150 agents in 100 locations across the state. The company has been headquartered in Madison, since it started operations in 1934.
Farm Bureau members have exclusive access to Rural Mutual Insurance as a member benefit. Visit the Rural Mutual Insurance Company website to learn more.
Business Ally: GROWMARK, FS
GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives to serve more than 250,000 customers.
The GROWMARK System began in 1927 when Illinois Farm Bureau members organized local agricultural cooperatives in order to meet their growing demand for a reliable fuel supply. Soon, nine of those cooperatives combined to form Illinois Farm Supply Company, which merged with similar organizations in Iowa and Wisconsin to form FS Services, Inc. In 1980, GROWMARK, Inc. was established through the consolidation of FS Services, Inc. and Illinois Grain Corporation.
FS cooperatives in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin still make up GROWMARK’s core membership. Farm Bureau members who are agricultural producers and patrons of their local FS cooperative are eligible to receive patronage dividends when patronage is paid.