District 5 (Adams, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette, Waushara and Winnebago counties)
Lynn Leahy, Chair
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 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)
Andrea is a third-generation dairy farmer at Brossard Dairy Farm, LLC, her family’s farm, in Beaver Dam. She served two years as the Promotion and Education Committee chair and on the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors, as well as three years on the WFBF YFA Committee, representing District 2. Andrea also serves as the secretary/treasurer for Dodge County Farm Bureau and is a graduate of the Farm Bureau Leadership Institute.
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 five 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 4 (Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe and Trempealeau counties)
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 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 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.