“With a passion for agriculture, I look forward to learning from the staff, working with Farm Bureau district coordinators and establishing a rewarding long-term relationship with Farm Bureau members,” Viney said.
Part of Viney’s responsibilities will be the editing, design and layout of county Farm Bureau newsletters and other member publications. She started her duties on January 5.
“Her writing and editing experience, coupled with her eye for detail, farm background and passion for communicating with rural Wisconsin made her the ideal candidate for this position,” said Casey Langan, Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Executive Director of Public Relations. “Marian brings a high level of professionalism to her work and she will be a great asset to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.”
Viney grew up on a dairy farm near Oregon and was an active member of the Oregon Headliner’s 4-H Club and the Oregon FFA. She earned bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism with a minor in marketing from the UW-Madison. After earning her degree, she worked at the American Society of Agronomy as an assistant, associate and managing editor of various Society journals, books and other publications.
She and her husband, Doug, have three sons and live in Belleville, where she serves as clerk on the local school board.
Prior to working with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, Viney served as managing editor for Agri-View, a Wisconsin agricultural newspaper and as a marketing specialist with the Wisconsin Historical Society.