WISCONSIN DELLS — More than 1,100 farmers and agriculturists attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Meeting, Dec. 5-8 in Wisconsin Dells. Delegates from Dunn County were Carl Casper of Menomonie, Kevin Gilbertson and Brian Douglas, both of Elk Mound, as well as Geri Wolfe of Colfax and Marv Prestrud of Prairie Farm.
Member delegates set policy that will guide the legislative agenda for the state’s largest general farm organization over the next year. Resolutions submitted by farmers through their county organizations addressed topics of wildlife, environmental issues and more.
Held in conjunction with the meeting, the annual Young Farmer and Agriculturists Conference provides farmers and agriculturists (ages 18-35) with an opportunity to network with their colleagues and gain information to benefit their farms and families.
Attendees were challenged by several excellent speakers including J. Scott Vernon, Ph. D, who spoke about becoming an AGvocate for agriculture, and Chad Hymas, motivational speaker, who shared with the audience “Who needs Legs, When you have Wings.” The Farm Bureau Extravaganza took place on Saturday night, with Roger Radley providing the entertainment.
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