Justin and Livia Doyle of Mineral Point were selected for Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist 2018 Excellence in Agriculture Award at the organization’s 99th Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells, December 2.
Justin and Livia Doyle are ninth-year teachers. Justin teaches agriculture and technology at Darlington High School. Livia is a fourth-grade teacher in the Mineral Point School District.
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.
The Doyles raise Red and Black Angus cattle and grow crops on 150 acres. They also co-own On Point Auction Service. The couple has two boys Quayde and Gentry.
Justin is vice president of Iowa County Farm Bureau and a Farm Bureau Proud Club member. Livia is the former recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award given by Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom and was recognized as one of eight national finalists for the USDA Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award. She serves as the Iowa County Ag in the Classroom coordinator.
This past summer, the couple attended the YFA Washington, D.C., Fly-In and talked to legislators about important ag issues and policies that impact agriculture.
The Doyles will compete at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2019 Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition, Rural Mutual Insurance Company provides a free financial plan and GROWMARK, Inc., invites the winner to be a guest at their annual meeting in August and provides a $250 FAST STOP gift card.
The other finalists include Stephanie Nagel from Manitowoc County; Ben Huber from Green County; and Kelly Oudenhoven from Outagamie County.