Rob Summerfield of Bloomer has been endorsed by the Volunteers for Agriculture Committee for the 67th Assembly District. The VFA is the political action arm of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
“During our local interview process, it became abundantly clear that Rob Summerfield is a candidate that appreciates and values the role that agriculture plays in the 67th Assembly District,” said Paul Zimmerman, Executive Director of Governmental Relations for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
“As a small-business operator and owner, he understands the impact that government regulation can have on a business’ bottom line,” Zimmerman added. “When explaining his goals of boosting employment and improving the business climate around the state, it convinced farmers in the district that voters will be well served having Rob Summerfield in the Assembly.”
The 67th Assembly District consists of portions of Chippewa and Dunn counties. Summerfield is a Republican seeking election on November 8.
The Volunteers for Agriculture Committee is comprised of 18 farmers from across the state, and was formed to give farmers a more direct role in electing leaders who best represent agriculture’s interests.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization with members of every farm size, commodity and management style.
Brian Guthman says
As a retired Agructlure instructor and FFA advisor I would like to tell you that I completely disagree with this endorsement. A candidate that is for continuing to fund voucher schools in not a very good choice for the agricultural community. My school district was not able to find a certified Agriculture Instructor to take my place after 29 years. The student will now be with out FFA, and my school is not the only one. The Farm Bureau claims to support Agricultural Education in Wisconsin, but then endorse candidates that will continue to take funding from public schools and fund private voucher school in Wisconsin. Schools are forced to go to referendum just to keep their doors open. Rural schools that teach agriculture education are the hardest hit yet Farm Bureau continues to endorse candidates that support voucher schools. I know that you weigh other issues in your endorsement process, but I would think that Agricultural Reduction would be one of your top priorities. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts.