Rosie Lisowe, a Calumet County dairy farmer, will represent the Wisconsin Farm Bureau on the Wisconsin Beef Council’s Board of Directors.
Lisowe was appointed to serve a three-year term of the 24-member board. All Wisconsin Beef Council directors must raise cattle. Like Lisowe, many represent other organizations.
The board’s primary role is the oversight of beef checkoff funds. Directors also conduct beef promotion activities. Every time a bovine is sold in Wisconsin, $1 from that transaction is collected. Half goes to the Wisconsin Beef Council and half goes to national promotions.
Since 2011, Lisowe has served on the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors where she represents District 6 (Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties). Lisowe is also a past chair of the WFBF’s state Women’s Committee. She and her husband, Joe, milk 700 dairy cows near Chilton. They have four children and one grandchild.
Lisowe succeeds Lloyd DeRuyter of Cedar Grove as WFBF’s representative on the board. DeRuyter served as the Wisconsin Beef Council President in 2012-13.
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