Kevin Krentz of Berlin has been named Interim Chief Administrative Officer of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
The action by the WFBF’s 11-member Board of Directors follows the resignation of Kim Pokorny from the position.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization, made up of 61 county Farm Bureaus representing farms of all sizes, commodities and management styles. WFBF provides legislative representation, public relations, leadership development and services to farmers across the state.
“While I’m sad to be leaving such an outstanding staff team, I am excited for a new venture in my community involving agricultural education,” said Pokorny. “I’m proud of the work the WFBF staff team and I have accomplished, and it was an absolute honor to work with them. I hope they continue to dream and move Wisconsin Farm Bureau forward to be the best organization we can be for our members.”
Following Pokorny’s departure on August 10, Krentz will oversee the management of WFBF’s 28 staff members.
“I thank Kim for her time and talents she has given Wisconsin Farm Bureau the past two years,” said Krentz. “We will continue as a team to build on her success.”
Kevin Krentz was elected to the WFBF Board of Directors in 2012 to represent District 5, which includes Adams, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette, Waushara and Winnebago counties. In December of 2020, Kevin was elected as President of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Kevin and his family own a 600-cow dairy farm near Berlin. He also serves on the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.