Kathy Muth from Washington County, Brenda Dowiasch from Eau Claire County and Steven Mueller from St. Croix County have been appointed to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee by the organization’s Board of Directors. Their terms begin at WFBF’s Annual Meeting being held virtually December 4-5.
“I am excited to see the new ideas and enthusiasm that Kathy, Brenda and Steven will bring to the Promotion and Education Committee over the next three years,” said WFBF President Joe Bragger.
Kathy Muth farms with her husband, George, and their son, Peter, and daughter-in-law, Gina. They milk 250 cows in the town of Cheeseville. Kathy serves as Washington County Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom co-chair and enjoys facilitating learning opportunities centered around agriculture. She previously worked for Professional Dairy Producers where she was able to learn about all aspects of the dairy industry.
Brenda Dowiasch grew up on her family’s farm in western Wisconsin which sparked her love of agriculture. Today she works for the USDA Farm Service Agency as a member of the farm loan team serving north central Wisconsin. She is an active member of the Eau Claire County Farm Bureau, Augusta FFA Alumni and the local trap shooting team.
Steven Mueller, along with his family, grows crops on 700 acres in St. Croix County. After milking cows for 25 years, his family recently transitioned into cash crops. In addition to farm work, Steven works off the farm at a warehouse facility in Hudson. He also serves on the St. Croix County Farm Bureau board of directors. Steven and his wife, Ashley, have a daughter named Aria.
The Promotion and Education Committee is a group of nine leaders who represent the nine Wisconsin Farm Bureau districts. Committee members develop, implement and promote projects and programs which build awareness and understanding of agriculture and provide leadership development for the agricultural community. The committee’s chair sits on the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors as the program’s representative. The Promotion and Education Program is funded by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation.