Kat and Brady Peper of Sauk County, Jacob and Jennifer Hoewisch of Waupaca County and Alissa Sosnovske of Lincoln County have been appointed to Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist (YFA) Committee by the organization’s Board of Directors. Their terms begin at the end of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Agriculturist Conference on December 5.
“It is exciting to see these young members step up and assume leadership roles in our organization,” WFBF President Kevin Krentz said. “The YFA program is designed to build the next generation of Farm Bureau leaders and these appointees will surely rise to the occasion.”
Kat and Brady Peper raise beef cattle and grow crops and hay on approximately 200 acres on their farm near Rock Springs. Additionally, Brady owns and operates a welding and fabrication business. Kat works as a technical services manager for CRV USA. The Pepers serve on the Sauk County Farm Bureau board of directors; Brady serves as both the YFA chair and Local Affairs chair, while Kat serves as the Promotion and Education chair and is the county’s secretary.
Jacob and Jennifer Hoewisch are fifth-generation farmers on Jacob’s family dairy farm near Fremont. Jacob is a graduate of Fox Valley Technical College and has served as the Waupaca County YFA chair for the past five years. Jennifer is a registered nurse at the local hospital. They have two daughters: Adalynn and Everlee.
Alissa Sosnovske farms with her family on their dairy farm near Gleason. Growing up, she was a member of 4-H, FFA and the Lincoln County Junior Dairy Committee. Alongside her family, Alissa raises registered Holsteins and Red and White Holsteins. She manages the farm’s youngstock.
The WFBF YFA Committee consists of nine couples or individuals (ages 18-35) from around the state. Its goal is to get more young farmers and agriculturists acquainted with and involved in Farm Bureau. They carry out a variety of statewide initiatives, such as conferences, contests and award programs. The YFA Program is funded by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation.