Farm Bureau: Appoints three member to Promotion and Education Committee

Contact: Megan Rebout, Director of Member Relations, 608.828.5702

MADISON – Andrea Brossard of Dodge County, Kathy Duescher of Brown County and Katie Zoromski of Marathon County have been appointed to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee by the organization’s Board of Directors. Their terms begin at the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Meeting and Young Farmer and Agriculturist Conference, November 30 – December 3, in Wisconsin Dells.

“It is evident that Andrea, Kathy and Katie have a passion for promoting agriculture and engaging others in conversations about food, fuel and fiber,” WFBF President Jim Holte said.

Andrea Brossard, a Dodge County Farm Bureau member, was appointed to a second term as the committee’s chair. She represents Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Rock and Sauk counties. Andrea is the third generation on her family’s 200-cow dairy farm and is responsible for calf care, monitoring herd health, managing employees and record keeping. Her family grows crops on 650 acres, which are used to feed the cows. Andrea is a past graduate of the WFBF Leadership Institute, winner of the Excellence in Agriculture award, Discussion Meet finalist and graduate of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Communication Bootcamp.

Kathy Duescher, a Brown County Farm Bureau member, was appointed to her first term on the WFBF Promotion and Education Committee. She will represent Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties. Kathy has an accounting degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She spent 25 years as support staff in K-12 education before retiring in April of 2017. Kathy now co-manages a custom planting and harvest business. She is a member of the Bay Port FFA Alumni and Booster Club and the Brown County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education committee.

Katie Zoromski, a Marathon County Farm Bureau member, was appointed to her first term on the WFBF Promotion and Education Committee. She will represent 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.

The Promotion and Education Committee is a group of nine leaders who represent the nine Wisconsin Farm Bureau districts. Committee members develop, implement and promote projects and programs which build awareness and understanding of agriculture and provide leadership development for the agricultural community. The committee’s chair, Andrea Brossard of Beaver Dam, sits on the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors as the program’s representative. The Promotion and Education Program is funded by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation.

For more information about Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Program or committee, call 1.800.261.FARM or visit www.wfbf.com.

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