Kelly Wilfert of Manitowoc County was selected winner of the 2018 Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Agriculturist Discussion Meet contest at the organization’s 99th Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells on December 2.
The Discussion Meet contest is a panel discussion in which Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18 and 35 are judged on their ability to express their ideas and opinions and reach a solution on current issues affecting agriculture.
Wilfert grew up on a vegetable farm in Two Rivers. Wilfert is a student at the Wisconsin Law School in Madison. She earned a bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison before returning to attend law school.
She is a director on the Manitowoc County Farm Bureau board, she served as a State FFA Officer, worked on the Exhibit Development Committee for Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, interns at Investors Community Bank and served AFBF as an intern in Washington, D.C.
Wilfert will represent Wisconsin at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, in January. Each finalist received a jacket courtesy of GROWMARK, Inc.
The other Discussion Meet finalists included Jenny Leahy, Fond du Lac County; Julie Sweney, Dodge County; and Kallie Jo Kastenson, Racine County.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization representing farms of every size, commodity and management style.