Andrea Brossard has been re-appointed by the American Farm Bureau Federation to its Promotion and Education Committee for the 2021-2023 term beginning at the conclusion of the 2021 AFBF FUSION Conference.
Brossard is a third-generation dairy farmer at Brossard Dairy Farm, LLC, her family’s farm, in Beaver Dam. She also serves on the Dodge County Farm Bureau board of directors and is a graduate of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Leadership Institute. Brossard is also a graduate of the AFBF Women’s Communications Bootcamp.
The Promotion and Education Committee is comprised of 10 individuals representing qualifying Farm Bureau Promotion and Education states. It was launched in 2014 to develop and centralize resources that inspire and equip Farm Bureau members to convey the significance of agriculture. Committee members support and encourage state Farm Bureau volunteers to participate in projects and activities by providing resources for programs, communicating with state leaders and contributing collaborative ideas.
“Continuing to engage with consumers to build trust and share the story of agriculture is an important part of national program committee work, especially now as farmers and ranchers are still farming during the pandemic,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We applaud the commitment of these newly appointed Farm Bureau members.”
Other members of the committee include: Alan Clark, Idaho; and Paula Peterson, Nebraska; Heather Lang, North Dakota; Stacey Lauwers, Michigan; and Barbara Rogers-Scharneck, Massachusetts.
National committee members are nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus. They study farm and food policy issues, participate in leadership training exercises and hone other professional skills during their tenure as committee members.
The American Farm Bureau Federation Promotion and Education Committee formed in 2014 with the mission to develop and centralize resources that inspire and equip Farm Bureau to convey the significance of agriculture.