Alison Wedig was selected the winner of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Collegiate Discussion Meet contest at the organization’s 98th Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells on December 3.
Wedig is a senior at UW-Madison where she is majoring in life sciences communications. She grew up in Darlington and got involved in agriculture through her dad’s landscaping business and FFA.
Alison is passionate about helping consumers understand where their food comes from and looks forward to being an active member of Lafayette County Farm Bureau.
The Collegiate Discussion Meet is a panel discussion in which collegiate members are judged on their ability to lead a committee discussion on current issues affecting agriculture and to develop consensus on an action plan to effectively address issues.
By participating, members build basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems.
Wedig receives a $1,500 scholarship courtesy of GROWMARK, Inc., and will represent Wisconsin in the national Collegiate Discussion Meet held in conjunction with the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference in Reno, Nevada, in February.
Runners-up included Kati Kindschuh from UW-River Falls and Brenna Bays from UW-Platteville who each received a $500 scholarship courtesy of Waukesha County Farm Bureau. Other finalists included Connor Willems from UW-Madison, Ashley Bergsbaken from UW-River Falls and Heidi Smith from UW-Platteville.
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