District 7 (Oconto, Outagamie, Langlade, Marinette, Shawano and Waupaca counties)
Kelly Oudenhoven serves as chair of the WFBF YFA Committee. She is the herd manager on her father-in-law’s dairy. Her husband Keith represents District 7 on the YFA committee and is employed at Pierce Manufacturing as a mechanical engineer. The couple has foure children, Josephine, Jack, Allison and Clayton. Kelly and Keith are in the process of setting up a succession plan to become the fourth generation to own the family’s farm. They hope to one day pass the farm on to their kids.
District 1 (Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties)
Not growing up on a farm, Bob found his passion for agriculture at a young age when he joined 4-H and began showing calves. His passion for agriculture only grew with his involvement in 4-H, which led him to go to UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course. He worked on a farm where his primary duties were working with the fresh cows and herd checks, amongst other fieldwork. Bob works for Mike Karrels Trucking as an operator. After work each day, he works by neighboring farms. Helping with fieldwork, chopping corn and packing the bunker silo are some of his favorite farm jobs.
Bob is the Ozaukee County YFA co-chair and organizes a 3-month winter volleyball league each year, along with other events throughout the county. He helps with membership growth and at the county fair food stand. In the past, he has participated in the discussion meet at the district and state level. In his spare time, he enjoys playing volleyball, auto racing and spending time with his family in Crandon.
District 2 (Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Rock and Sauk counties)
Emily is a crop insurance agent for Union Bank and Trust Company in Evansville. She grew up on her family’s beef and cash crop farm near Janesville, where she is still active in the day-to-day operations along with her parents and two younger brothers. A graduate of UW-Whitewater, Emily is an active member of the Rock County Farm Bureau serving as executive director.
Andrew Dal Santo grew up on his family’s 100-acre farm on the Wisconsin-Illinois state line in South Beloit, Illinois. Dal Santo earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and with an emphasis in agricultural engineering and a minor in building construction management from UW-Platteville in 2004. He works for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection as the Feed, Fertilizer and Containment Unit Supervisor.
District 4 (Buffalo, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe and Trempealeau counties)
Rosli grew up on her family’s Buffalo County farm and is a certified nursing assistant at Mayo Clinic. Even though her full-time employment is outside of the ag community, she is passionate about incorporating agriculture in her daily life and being an advocate for farmers. In her free time, she works on a nearby farm and assists her sister with her FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience project.
District 5 (Adams, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette, Waushara and Winnebago counties)
Sally is a UW–Madison graduate working as a dairy consultant at Star Blends. She has served as the Juneau County YFA chair since 2014 and is a Class VI Farm Bureau Leadership Institute graduate. In her free time, Turpin enjoys helping on her home farm, previously a dairy now raising beef cow-calf pairs.
District 6 (Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties)
John and Megan Lyons
John and Megan manage the daily operations of John’s family farm. John is a fourth-generation farmer who is transitioning into an ownership role on his family’s century farm. The couple raises beef cattle, crops and provides custom harvesting services. Megan recently completed her doctorate in clinical psychology and is working to address the mental health needs of those in northeast Wisconsin. The couple has been married for nine years and enjoys finding ways to create value-added farm products.
District 8 (Clark, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage, Price, Taylor and Wood counties)
Brad and Kristine Boon
Brad Boon farms full-time on his family’s 300 head dairy farm Boon Farms, LLC. His wife Kristine owns a quilting and fabric business in addition to managing the farm’s finances and bookwork. The couple has been married for 12 years and have three children Natalie (7), Fletcher (5) and Baylee (3). Brad is a Clark County Farm Bureau board member and the couple regularly attends the YFA Conference and WFBF Annual Meeting.
District 9 (Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn, Iron, Pierce, Polk-Burnett, Sawyer, St. Croix and Rusk counties)
Ben & Haily Sand
Ben and Haily Sand purchased their farm, south of Menomonie, in 2018 and established Sand Grains, LLC in 2019. On the farm, the couple grows corn, soybeans, rye and fresh produce. In addition to their work on the farm, the couple holds off-farm jobs. As an insurance agent with Rural Mutual Insurance Company, Ben works with farmers and general consumers to meet their home, auto and other insurance needs. Haily is an independent agriculture consultant with AgSource where she takes soil and plant tissue samples and works with farmers to create and review nutrient management plans. The couple has a daughter named Ryelin.