Two members of the Weyauwega-Fremont FFA chapter were among the approximately 175 students who attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s FFA Farm Forum in Wisconsin Rapids.
Jane Beyer and Dustin Hanes attended the Feb. 18-19 forum. They were sponsored by the Waupaca County Farm Bureau.
“The Farm Bureau is proud to host this special event with the FFA to help grow the next crop of agricultural leaders in Wisconsin,” said Casey Langan, a spokesman for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
The two-day event was held at Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. FFA members attended workshops that included such topics as addressing misconceptions about agriculture, advocating for agriculture on social media, and preparing for college and agricultural careers.
Ben Brancel, Wisconsin’s secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and Christine Lindner, Wisconsin’s Alice in Dairyland and a former FFA member, both addressed the forum as well.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation sponsors the FFA Farm Forum in cooperation with the Wisconsin Association of FFA. This year’s FFA Farm Forum marks the 39th year the Farm Bureau family of affiliates has sponsored the event for Wisconsin youth.
For more information about the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, visit its website at www.wfbf.com.