Dustin Williams of South Wayne was selected the winner of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist (YFA) Excellence in Agriculture contest at the organization’s 95th Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells, December 7.
The Excellence in Agriculture Award goes to a Farm Bureau member between the ages of 18 and 35 who is actively engaged in agriculture, but derives the majority of their income from an off-farm agricultural career. The winner is selected based on their knowledge of agriculture, leadership in Farm Bureau and other civic organizations.
Williams is an agricultural education instructor at Blackhawk Technical College in Monroe. He is the vice president of the Green County Farm Bureau and is active in their county Ag in the Classroom program.
He was recently elected to the Green County Fair Board and helps with the county’s tractor safety program.
Williams will compete in the national Excellence in Agriculture contest at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Conference next month in San Diego. He will also be guest of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation at next year’s WFBF Young Farmer Conference in the Wisconsin Dells. He also received a $250 FS Fast Stop gift card from GROWMARK, Inc. and will be a guest at its annual meeting in Chicago in August. He also qualifies for the YFA Washington D.C. trip in 2016.