Amy Manske, of New London, has been hired by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation as its communications coordinator.
Manske will be responsible for writing, editing and designing content for county and state Farm Bureau publications, promotional materials, website and social media.
“I’ve heard it said before that you can’t have your cake and eat it too, but I think I have achieved just that. Not only do I get to work to promote agriculture in this position, but I get to work with the great members of Wisconsin Farm Bureau. I am excited for this opportunity,” Manske said.
“Amy’s agricultural background, strong organization and writing skills, and passion for educating others makes her uniquely qualified to help us communicate our message to members and consumers,” said Casey Langan, Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Executive director of public relations.
Manske was raised on her family’s dairy farm near New London in Waupaca County. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.
She was the Waupaca County Fairest of the Fair in 2010 and Wisconsin State Fairest of the Fairs first-runner up in 2011. Manske was a finalist for Alice in Dairyland this past May.
As an active member of the Sandy Knoll 4-H club, Manske grew up showing hogs and dairy animals at the Waupaca County Fair. She also was a member of the New London FFA and the State FFA Honors Chorus.
Manske previously worked as a social media marketing intern at Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant in Green Bay. She also was active on the Fourth Estate newspaper staff at UW-Green Bay, working as a news writer, business manager and public relations manager.
Manske began her duties with the Farm Bureau on July 16.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization, representing farms of every size, commodity and management style.