Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President Kevin Krentz released this statement regarding the announcement of former WFBF President Don Haldeman’s death:
“Don’s legacy runs deep, especially in Farm Bureau. Don was elected as president of Wisconsin Farm Bureau in 1971 and served in that role for 20 years. During his time as president, Don took part in numerous trade delegations to European countries and China, representing Wisconsin agriculture on an international level.
In the fall of 1991, Don became the vice president and CEO of Rural Mutual Insurance Company. He served in this position for 14 years before retiring in 2005, at which time he returned to living full-time on his family farm in Norwalk.
Don’s life was dedicated to what Farm Bureau was founded on: farming and advocating for agriculture. Having served on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Board, National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, American Farm Bureau Board of Directors and the Wisconsin Power & Light/Alliant Energy Board, Don’s legacy has left a tremendous impact on agriculture both here in Wisconsin and across the country.
Wisconsin Farm Bureau extends its deepest condolences to the Haldeman family. Don was a strong leader, farmer and advocate of agriculture who will never be forgotten.”
A full obituary can be found here: http://thecountyline.net/pages/donald-r-haldeman/.