District 4 (Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe and Trempealeau counties)
Brenda Dowiasch, Chair
Brenda grew up on her family’s farm in western Wisconsin which sparked her love of agriculture. She works for the USDA Farm Service Agency as a member of the farm loan team serving north-central Wisconsin. She is an active member of the Eau Claire County Farm Bureau, Augusta FFA Alumni and the local trapshooting team.
District 7 (Langlade, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano and Waupaca counties)
Brittney Muenster, Vice Chair
Brittney is a graduate of UW-Madison’s Farm & Industry Short Course and a fifth-generation farmer on her family’s 200-acre farm in Seymour where they raise cattle for beef and milk production. In addition to farming, she’s an independent insurance agent specializing in farm and agribusiness insurance with Family Insurance Center. The highlights of her eight-year Farm Bureau membership include attending the 2018 Washington, D.C., YFA Fly-In and serving on the Promotion and Education Committee. In her free time, she enjoys writing guest blog columns for WFBF and local media as well as hiking with her Blue Heeler, McCoy, and boyfriend, Matt.
District 1 (Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties)
Kathy farms with her husband, George, their son, Peter, and daughter-in-law, Gina. They milk 250 cows in the town of Cheeseville. Kathy serves as Washington County Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom co-chair and enjoys facilitating learning opportunities centered around agriculture. She previously worked for Professional Dairy Producers where she learned about all aspects of the dairy industry.
District 2 (Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Rock and Sauk counties)
Kari grew up on her family’s crop farm in rural Dodge County. There she developed a passion for agriculture and education that she combined into her role as a teacher while connecting students to agriculture in their daily lives. Currently, she shares her knowledge with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections as an Offender Classification Specialist. Kari is an active Dodge County Farm Bureau member and has helped plan and implement a variety of educational activities for her community.
District 3 (Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland and Vernon counties)
Tammy serves as a Business Development Manager for Hilbert Communications and Bug Tussel Wireless Internet. Along with her full-time role, Tammy is the seventh generation on her family’s farm and works together with her brother’s family and parents to run the beef and crop operation. She also manages a photography business on the side. In addition to her involvement with the Grant County Farm Bureau, Tammy is a lifetime member of the Grant County Cattlemen’s Association, Lancaster FFA Alumni and UW-Platteville Alumni. She chooses to be a member of these organizations in hopes of supporting youth and encouraging their continued involvement in agriculture.
District 5 (Adams, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette, Waushara and Winnebago counties)
Lynn is a research agronomist at Heartland Farms, Inc., a 9,000-acre farm growing potatoes for potato chips near Hancock. She grew up on an 80 cow dairy farm in Argyle. Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree in Dairy Science and a master’s degree in Horticulture, both from UW-Madison. She is the Waushara County YFA chair and president of the Tri-County FFA Alumni. Lynn was a member of Farm Bureau Institute Class VIII. Lynn is active in her community as a curling club and city band member and Meals on Wheels board member. Lynn and her husband, Mike, reside in Plover.
District 6 (Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties)
Clara grew up on a dairy farm in Northeastern Wisconsin before going on to teach high school agriculture for 39 years. Clara, along with her husband and four of their five adult children, founded LaClare Family Creamery in Pipe, Wis. specializing in goat milk cheeses. Currently, Clara coordinates the creamery’s agri-tourism events while also owning and operating KIDFARM, LLC with her husband. Clara serves as the Calumet County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom coordinator and Promotion and Education chair, as well as on the Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association Board.
District 8 (Clark, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Price, Taylor and Wood counties)
Katie developed a love for agriculture after spending time on her uncle’s dairy farm while growing up in central Wisconsin. After 15 years of working as a herdsman on large dairies in Wisconsin and Texas, Katie transitioned back into schooling to pursue a marketing degree from Northcentral Technical College. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University. Outside of school, Katie enjoys working on her family’s farm and helping promote agriculture through Farm Bureau. Her family plans to grow their hobby farm into an agritourism venture while supplying a variety of agricultural products to the community.
District 9 (Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pierce, Polk-Burnett, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer and Superior Shores counties)
Steven, along with his family, grows crops on 700 acres in St. Croix County. After milking cows for 25 years, his family recently transitioned into cash crops. In addition to farm work, Steven works off the farm at a warehouse facility in Hudson. He also serves on the St. Croix County Farm Bureau board of directors. Steven and his wife, Ashley, have a daughter named Aria.