Wendy Kannel has been promoted by Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation to its senior director of member relations.
In this role, Kannel will assume direct management responsibilities and have a closer working relationship with the management team. She will continue to provide support for the Young Farmer and Agriculturist Program, Collegiate Farm Bureau and training and leadership development.
“Wendy has worked closely with Farm Bureau members in a variety of roles,” WFBF Executive Director of Member Relations Bob Leege said. “Her experience working with numerous Farm Bureau programs as well as having worked directly with county Farm Bureaus for four years will serve her well in this new role.”
Since 2015, Wendy has served as WFBF’s director of training and leadership development. She has also served as Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom coordinator and WFBF’s District 9 coordinator. Prior to joining the Farm Bureau staff, Wendy was an agri-science teacher in the Mishicot School District for six years.
Kannel grew up on a dairy farm outside of Spring Valley in Pierce County. The UW-River Falls graduate has a degree in agricultural education. Kannel assumed her new role on August 26.