Rosalie Geiger has been appointed by the American Farm Bureau Federation to its Promotion and Education Committee for the 2017-2019 term beginning in March.
Geiger currently serves as the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee Chair.
Geiger and her husband, Randy, have a 360-acre dairy farm near Reedsville. Along with milking 50-registered cows and raising heifers, they grow alfalfa, corn, soybeans and wheat. Rosalie is a director for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. She also is the women’s committee chair for Manitowoc County Farm Bureau, the secretary for Reedsville FFA Alumni Association, a Manitowoc County Dairy Ambassador, a member of the Maple-Rock Homemakers club and serves on the Manitowoc and Calumet County Dairy Promotions Committees. She is also a graduate of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Leadership Institute.
The Promotion and Education Committee is comprised of 10 individuals representing qualifying Farm Bureau Promotion and Education states. It was launched in 2014 to develop and centralize resources that inspire and equip Farm Bureau members to convey the significance of agriculture. Committee members support and encourage state Farm Bureau volunteers to participate in projects and activities by providing resources for programs, communicating with state leaders and contributing collaborative ideas.
“This committee has the ever-challenging task of advocating and educating consumers about the importance of agriculture,” AFBF President Zippy Duvall said. “As advocates for today’s agriculture, they play an important role in building a greater understanding between farmers and consumers.”
Other new members of the committee include: Jennifer Bergin, Montana; Jamison McPherson, Utah; Renee McCauley, Michigan; Hilary Maricle, Nebraska; Val Wagner, North Dakota; and Chris Hoffman, Pennsylvania.
National committee members are nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus. They study farm and food policy issues, participate in leadership training exercises and hone other professional skills during their tenure as committee members.
The American Farm Bureau Federation Promotion and Education Committee formed in 2014 with the mission to develop and centralize resources that inspire and equip Farm Bureau to convey the significance of agriculture.