District 4 (Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe and Trempealeau counties)
Darby Sampson, Chair
Darby and her husband, Clint, maintain a 200 head beef cow/calf herd near Melrose. In partnership with Clint’s parents, they also grow 3,500 acres of corn, soybeans and hay. Darby is the Jackson County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education committee chair and the county Ag in the Classroom coordinator. She enjoys helping during the livestock shows at the county fair and is the open class beef superintendent at the Wisconsin State Fair. Darby and Clint have two boys.
District 8 (Clark, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Price, Taylor and Wood counties)
Katie Zoromski, Vice Chair
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 1 (Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties)
Jacki owns Roden Barnyard Adventures, an agritourism business based on her family’s dairy farm in West Bend. After graduating from UW – River Falls in 2013, Jacki found her spot back in the family business by opening the farm for tours to community members. She has a strong passion for agriculture and education and is excited to share her passion and agricultural lifestyle with consumers of all ages. Jacki and her husband, Brett, enjoy being able to raise their daughter, Gracelyn, around the family’s farm. Jacki is active in her county Farm Bureau, secretary of the county Dairy Promotion group and a 4-H leader.
District 2 (Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Rock and Sauk counties)
Andrea is a third-generation dairy farmer at Brossard Dairy Farm, LLC, her family’s farm, in Beaver Dam. She served three years on the state YFA Committee representing District 2, as well as serving the past year as the chair and on the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors. She also serves as the secretary/treasurer for Dodge County Farm Bureau and is a graduate of the Farm Bureau leadership Institute. She and her husband, Mason Rens, reside in Burnett.
District 3 (Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland and Vernon counties)
Krista Klinkner is a fourth-generation dairy farmer from Vernon County. She earned degrees in chemistry and spanish from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a chemist, Klinkner worked for the American Institute of Toxicology Labs and Virent Inc. She and her husband, Travis, own and operate Klinkner Dairy, LLC which they purchased from her family in 2015. Klinkner is thankful to raise the couple’s four children on their 60-cow organic dairy while watching them grow in their understanding and love for agriculture. She has previously assisted in judging the WFBF essay contest and Monroe County Fair Learn and Earn activities.
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)
Kathy lives in Brown County where she co-manages a custom planting and harvesting business. She is a member of the Brown County Promotion and Education Committee and Bay Port FFA Alumni and Booster Club. Kathy is a graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College – Green Bay and after 25 years in K-12 Education is enjoying retirement.
District 7 (Langlade, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano and Waupaca counties)
Brittney is a graduate of UW-Madison’s Farm & Industry Short Course and fifth-generation farmer on her family’s 150-cow dairy in Seymour. In addition to farming, she’s also an independent insurance agent specializing in farm property & casualty insurance with Family Insurance Center. The highlights of her seven-year Farm Bureau membership include attending the 2018 Washington, D.C. YFA Fly- In and participating in the Discussion Meet. 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 9 (Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pierce, Polk-Burnett, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer and Superior Shores counties)
Kay lives in Elk Mound with her husband, Kevin and their three children, Brandon, Bailey and Kaleb. As a family, they are active in FFA, 4-H, church and school activities. Along with Farm Bureau, they are members of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. Kay and Kevin manage Gilbertson Farms in partnership with Kevin’s family. They milk 475 cows and farm 1,900 acres. Kay is the general leader of Elk Meadow 4-H Club, Sunday School superintendent at her church and the Dunn County Ag in the Classroom coordinator. Kay is a graduate of UW-River Falls, where she earned her degree in animal science.