George Mroch of Walworth County, Darby Sampson of Jackson County and Kay Gilbertson of Dunn County have been re-appointed to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee by the Farm Bureau’s state Board of Directors. Their terms begin at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting and Young Farmer and Agriculturist Conference, December 1-4, in Wisconsin Dells.
“These Farm Bureau members have shown passion and commitment toward promoting agriculture and Farm Bureau,” Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Jim Holte said.
George Mroch is a retired electronics technician from Burlington. Married for 49 years to Connie they have one son, one daughter and 6 grandchildren. He is a director on the Walworth County Farm Bureau board and Ag in the Classroom coordinator. He also serves as a director on the Walworth County Fair board.
Darby Sampson and her husband Clint maintain a 200-head beef cow/calf herd near Melrose. In partnership with Clint’s parents they also grow 3,500 acres of corn, soybeans and hay. She is the Jackson County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education committee chair and county Ag in the Classroom coordinator. She enjoys helping with livestock shows at the county fair and is the Open Class Beef Superintendent at the Wisconsin State Fair. She and her husband have two boys.
Kay Gilbertson lives in Elk Mound with her husband Kevin and their three children, Brandon, Bailey and Kaleb. As a family, they are active in FFA, 4-H, church and school activities. Along with Farm Bureau they are members of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. The couple manages Gilbertson Farms in partnership with Kevin’s family. They milk 475 cows and farm 1,900 acres. Kay is the general leader of Elk Meadow 4-H Club, Sunday School superintendent at her church and the Dunn County Ag in the Classroom coordinator.