Three young agricultural leaders have been appointed to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee.
Jaclyn Pettis of Eau Claire County, Amanda Knoch of Marquette County and Carley Blado of Calumet County have been appointed to new leadership roles by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors. Their terms began at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting and Young Farmer and Agriculturist Conference, December 5-8, in Wisconsin Dells.
Jaclyn Pettis is a dairy farmer from Osseo. She and her parents own a registered herd of Jersey dairy cattle. She works at the Menards Distribution Center in Eau Claire as an inventory controller. She is the secretary/treasurer of the Eau Claire County Farm Bureau and is a graduate of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Institute leadership class. She represents Farm Bureau’s District 4 (Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe and Buffalo counties) on the committee.
Amanda Knoch and her husband, Josh, farm in rural Westfield. In addition to farming, she is a farm insurance underwriter and Sunday school teacher. He is an emergency medical technician and fireman. Together, they are the Marquette County Farm Bureau’s YFA chairs and also chair the county’s Dairy Breakfast Committee. They represent Farm Bureau’s District 5 (Adams, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette, Waushara and Winnebago counties) on the committee.
Carley Blado of New Holstein is the president of the Calumet County Farm Bureau. He works as the lead herdsman at the 400-cow Park Farm Inc. in Kiel. He assists with field work and other farm operations. He owns 40 cows and 35 heifers on the farm. He enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and other outdoor activities. He represents Farm Bureau’s District 6 (Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties) on the committee.
The Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee consists of nine couples or individuals (ages 18-35) from across the state. Their 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.
“Farm Bureau thrives because it is made up of the best and brightest young leaders in Wisconsin agriculture. These individuals are great additions to the YFA Committee,” said Jim Holte, Wisconsin Farm Bureau President.
For more information about Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist Program or committee, call 1.800.261.FARM or visit www.wfbf.com.