September 20, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Volunteers for Agriculture® Endorse

MADISON – Kathy Bernier of Chippewa Falls has been endorsed by the Volunteers for Agriculture Committee for the 23rd Senate District. VFA is the political action arm of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.

“Kathy understands the challenges farmers are experiencing right now. She knows we need investment in our roads and bridges, in rural broadband and our main street businesses if our small, rural communities are going to survive,” said Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Senior Director of Governmental Relations Rob Richard.

The 23rd Senate District includes portions of Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Marathon, Trempealeau and Wood counties. Bernier is a Republican seeking an open seat.

“Kathy Bernier has been a very strong and consistent advocate for agriculture since her first election to the Assembly in 2010,” said Richard. “The local farmers that interviewed Kathy believe she will carry that passion and advocacy into the Senate.”

The Volunteers for Agriculture Committee is comprised of 18 farmers from across the state and was formed to give farmers a more direct role in electing leaders who best represent agriculture’s interests.

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization with members of every farm size, commodity and management style.

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