Three Wisconsin farm women have been appointed to three-year terms on the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Women’s Committee.
Amanda Carlson of Waukesha County, Amber Cordes of Barron County, and Darby Sampson of Jackson County were appointed to three-year terms on the nine-member committee by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors. Their terms will begin at the WFBF’s Annual Meeting, December 6-8, in Wisconsin Dells.
Amanda Carlson grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota. She had an internship with the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation before moving to Hartland to work as an account coordinator with Charleston-Orwig, an agricultural marketing agency. She also works part-time on a dairy farm. She represents eight counties in southeast Wisconsin (District 1) on the committee.
Amber Cordes is a director of the Barron County Farm Bureau and is the county’s Ag in the Classroom coordinator. She and her husband, Will, have two children, and operate a dairy farm near Cumberland. She served on the executive committee of the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Barron County in 2013. She represents nine county Farm Bureaus in northwest Wisconsin (District 9) on the committee.
Darby Sampson is the Jackson County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee chair and Ag in the Classroom coordinator. She and her husband, Clint, own a herd of beef cattle and raise corn, soybeans and hay in partnership with his parents. They live near Melrose and have two children. She represents six counties in west-central Wisconsin (District 4) on the committee.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Women’s Committee carries out a number of projects and activities to educate youth and consumers about farming, food safety and animal welfare. They also are planning the 2015 Wisconsin Ag Women’s Summit, set for March 13-14 in Middleton. The Women’s Program for Education and Leadership is funded by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest farm organization, representing farms of every commodity, size and management style. For more information about the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, call 1.800.261.FARM or visit www.wfbf.com.