Doyle will be responsible for working with county Farm Bureaus to develop and implement programs to serve Farm Bureau members and to coordinate membership recruitment and retention efforts.
“I’m looking forward to working with Farm Bureau and assisting the counties in District 3 to create and implement new programs that will help in achieving their goals. I’m proud to represent an organization that takes great pride in its rural roots, and am excited to help build effective networks and relationships with Farm Bureau members and partners,” Doyle said.
Doyle will serve Farm Bureau’s District 3, which includes the counties of, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland and Vernon. She will begin her duties on October 26.
“Melissa’s diverse work experience, her agricultural studies and her past involvement with Farm Bureau in District 3 make her an ideal candidate to work with our county Farm Bureaus in southwest Wisconsin as WFBF’s District 3 Coordinator,” Bob Leege, Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Executive Director of Member Relations said.
Melissa grew up on a farm near Mineral Point in Iowa County and is a UW-Madison graduate with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural and applied economics and life sciences communication. She also has a master’s degree in life sciences communication. Her prior work experience includes serving as a UW-Madison teaching assistant and a 4-H program advisor for Iowa County UW-Extension. Most recently, she has worked as a farm outreach coordinator at UW-Platteville’s Pioneer Farm. Melissa also serves as marketing and communications manager for her family’s auction business.
Melissa will assume the duties of District 3 Coordinator from Gretchen Kamps, who was recently promoted to WFBF Agriculture in the Classroom Coordinator and WFB Foundation Director.