On January 27, employees from Insight FS participated in Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag Day at the Capitol. Ag Day is the largest gathering of farmers and agribusiness professionals from across the state representing a variety of groups. Attendees are given the opportunity to have face-to-face discussions with their state legislators and hear about hot topics within the industry.
These individuals met with Representatives Nerison and Horlacher and staff for Representative Czaja and Senator Tiffany to discuss the propane assessment program, implements of husbandry, centralized agriculture lien filing, and the Ag Chemical Cleanup Program (ACCP).
The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary Ben Brancel spoke at the program luncheon and emphasized the importance of talking to your legislators and sharing your story.
(Pictured L-R) Joel Zalewski, northern area manager; Brian Koenig, retail division manager; Kevin Skemp, projects manager; Bruce Barganz, risk and procurement manager; Scott Eastwood, credit manager; and Joe Sikora, Director of Safety, Environmental, and Regulations.
The Rural Mutual Insurance Company and GROWMARK Inc. are major sponsors of the event. Cosponsors of the event with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau include a variety of other dairy, beef, pork, horse, corn, soybean, cranberry, potato and vegetable groups.
In addition to attending Ag Day at the Capitol, Insight FS was the proud recipient of the 2016 Wisconsin Agri-Business Association (WABA) Distinguished Organization Award for exemplary industry professionalism. They were recognized at the Wisconsin Crop Management Conference and Agri-Industry Showcase in January for their efforts in supplying information, data, and opinions to WABA, state agencies, and local municipalities pertaining to new regulation for Implements of Husbandry (IOH), taking an active role in committees that help with new and revised regulation and legislation for the industry, hosting a legislative tour at their Jefferson, WI facility last fall, and being actively involved with and supporting WABA and the agri-business industry.
Insight FS believes agriculture is a dynamic industry with value that needs to be understood, recognized, and advanced among industry stakeholders and the general public and will continue to actively promote agriculture and take an active interest in the issues faced by the cooperative, their patrons, and the agricultural community.