Morton was appointed to serve a three-year term on the 17-member board that oversees governance and resource development of the 4-H Foundation.
Nearly 150,000 youth from Wisconsin’s 72 counties participate in 4-H. Wisconsin was one of the first states to offer 4-H 102 years ago. The Foundation was created in the 1950s to financially assist the youth development program. Today the Foundation’s signature event is the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair. The Foundation receives the proceeds from an auction of the grand and reserve champion meat products exhibited at the fair. This year’s event is August 9.
Morton serves on the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors. He represents District 2 (Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Rock and Sauk counties). Morton succeeds Dave Daniels of Union Grove as WFBF’s representative on the 4-H Foundation board.
Morton serves on the La Prairie Town Board in Rock County. He is a former president of the Rock County Farm Bureau, Clinton FFA Alumni and Rock County Dairy Promotion Council. He grows 240 acres of corn, soybeans, winter wheat and alfalfa.