Vernon County farmers, Travis and Krista Klinkner, were selected as the winners of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist Achievement Award at the organization’s 100th Annual Meeting on December 8.
They milk 60 cows, raise youngstock and grow forages and corn. The couple stays busy with chores and their growing family and enjoy everything farming. When not working, they enjoy playing farm in their home or the sand box and taking Ranger rides after chores to scout crops, wildlife or to visit with neighbors.
Farm Bureau’s Achievement Award is a contest that awards farmers between the ages of 18 and 35, who have excelled in their farming career, understand current issues affecting agriculture and have shown leadership and involvement in Farm Bureau and other civic organizations.
The Klinkners will compete at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2020 Annual Convention in Austin, Texas. They also can participate in the 2021 YFA trip to Washington, D.C. They will be guests at GROWMARK’s 2020 annual meeting in Chicago and next year’s YFA Conference. In addition, FABICK Equipment, Inc., provides 40 hours use of a FABICK skid-steer.
The other finalists were Josh Claussen from Brown County and Brian Douglas from Dunn County.