District 2 (Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Rock and Sauk counties)
Andrea Brossard, Chair
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 4 (Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe and Trempealeau counties)
Darby Sampson, Vice 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 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 3 (Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland and Vernon counties)
Katie grew up in Darlington on her family’s 330-cow dairy farm. Married in early 2016, Katie works on her husband’s farm Banner Ridge Farms, LLC, as the herdsperson in addition to serving as a program technician for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Grant County. Katie has served a variety of roles in her county Farm Bureau including Young Farmer and Agriculturist chair, secretary and Ag in the Classroom co-chair. She has also graduated from Wisconsin Farm Bureau Leadership Institute and the American Farm Bureau Women’s Communications Boot Camp.
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)
Katelin of Hortonville is a member of the Outagamie County Farm Bureau and serves as the Women’s Committee chair and co-chair coordinator of the Outagamie County Fairest of the Fair program. She grew up on a small dairy farm near Plum City. Katelin works for Investors Community Bank in Manitowoc as the ag credit manager. She graduated from UW-Platteville with a degree in agribusiness and is pursuing her MBA at UW-Oshkosh. She is also a graduate of the Farm Bureau leadership Institute.
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, 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.