District 4 (Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe and Trempealeau counties)
Brenda Dowiasch, Chair
Brenda has a lifelong passion for agriculture, which began from an early age growing up on her family’s dairy farm in western Wisconsin. Today, Brenda still enjoys talking about crops, cattle and farming while working with her customers in central Wisconsin as an ag lender.
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. She is the Agriculture Education Manager at Wisconsin State Fair working to promote agriculture-focused educational opportunities for exhibitors and fairgoers. 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 Senior Brand Manager for Hilbert Communications, Bug Tussel Wireless and AT&T Subsidiaries. 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 also just got appointed to the National Cattlemen's Beef Board in 2022. Tammy 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)
Jenny is a farm kid who became a social studies teacher. She grew-up on a dairy farm in Fond du Lac County and attended UW-Oshkosh where Jenny received her bachelors and Master’s degrees in education. Jenny now teaches social studies at Berlin High School and helps on her family’s farm on weekends and summers. She is also active in the ALA Badger Girls State program. Jenny is a member of the Fond du Lac County Farm Bureau and is excited to be serving on the P&E Committee.
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 Malone 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 secretary of the Calumet County Fair Board as well as on the Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association Board.
District 8 (Clark, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Price, Taylor and Wood counties)
Heidi is a cranberry grower from Wisconsin Rapids. For the last 17 years, she has served as the business manager for her family farm, Gaynor Cranberry Company. Heidi is married to her adoring husband, Brian, and they’ve grown their family with their son, daughter and springer spaniel.
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, Aria, and son, Kenny.