Kevin Krentz was elected president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation and Rural Mutual Insurance Company. Krentz is a dairy farmer from Berlin in Waushara County.
Krentz was first 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.
Kevin is president of Krentz Family Dairy, Inc. He started his farming career in 1994 when he purchased his father’s 60 cows. He grew the farm to 600 cows and 1,300 acres of crops.
Kevin and his wife, Holly, have a daughter and three sons.
Joe Bragger from Independence in Buffalo County was elected to serve as vice president. He succeeds Dave Daniels of Union Grove in Kenosha County.
Brian Preder of Weyauwega in Waupaca County was re-elected to a three-year term on the board representing District 7 (Langlade, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano and Waupaca counties).
Ryan Klussendorf of Medford in Taylor County was re-elected to a three-year term on the board representing District 8 (Clark, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Price, Taylor and Wood counties).
Brad Olson of Frederic in Polk County was elected to a three-year term on the board representing District 9 (Barron, Dunn, Chippewa, Pierce, Polk Burnett, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer and Superior Shore counties). Brad and his wife Vicky farm more than 600 acres of crops and are members of Polk-Burnett Farm Bureau. He succeeds Peter Kimball of Baldwin in Pierce County.
Nine of the 11 members of the WFBF board of directors are farmers elected in each of Farm Bureau’s nine districts. These nine individuals also make up the board of directors for the Rural Mutual Insurance Company. Rounding out the WFBF’s board are the chairs of WFBF’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist and Promotion and Education Committees, both of which are elected to serve a one-year term on the board.
Brenda Dowiasch from Eau Claire County was re-elected to a one-year term as the chair of the Promotion and Education Committee and will serve as the representative on the board.
Savannah Henke of Black River Falls in Jackson County was elected to a one-year term as chair of the Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee and will serve as the representative on the board. She succeeds Bob Nash of Ozaukee County as YFA Chair.
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Board Directors who were not up for re-election included: Dave Daniels of Union Grove in Kenosha County, Arch Morton Jr. of Janesville in Rock County, Robert Nigh of Viroqua in Vernon County, Joe Bragger of Independence in Buffalo County, Kevin Krentz of Berlin in Waushara County and Rosie Lisowe of Chilton in Calumet County.
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