Collegiate Farm Bureau at University of Wisconsin-Madison elected new officers for the upcoming school year at its annual banquet on Tuesday, May 2nd at the University Club on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. The outgoing officer team celebrate the organization’s accomplishments from the previous year.
Connor Willems was elected President. Willems will be a senior in the fall, studying Dairy Science. He is from Reedsville, Wisconsin in Manitowoc County. This summer Willems will be working for Cargill Animal Nutrition as a Dairy Focus Intern. During the internship, he will live in Wisconsin and Michigan while visiting dairies in those states and may also visit some in Indiana and Ohio. This year he is looking forward to sharing agriculture with the UW-Madison campus.
Serving as vice president will be Sara Griswold of Cross Plains, Wisc. in Dane County. Griswold is a senior studying Life Sciences Communication and will be a Marketing Communications Intern for CNH Industrial in Racine, Wis. this summer. She is excited to work with the diverse officer team to plan event for members and promote agriculture on campus.
Collegiate Farm Bureau’s next secretary is Emily Matzke from Prairie du Sac, Wis. in Dane County. Emily is a sophomore studying Animal Science and Life Sciences Communication with a certificate in Agricultural Business Management. Matzke will be working for the AgrAbility program this summer as a Program Assistant. She is looking forward to connecting members, whether they have been involved for three years or just joined and sharing with them all the exciting events.
Serving as treasurer will be Micheala Slind from Baldwin, Wis. Slind is a senior studying Dairy Science with a certificate in Agricultural Business Management. This summer she will be working at Cargill as Dairy Nutrition Consultant Intern. Throughout her term as treasurer, Slind hopes to take good care of CFB’s financial situation and make good decisions for the better of the club.
The two directors-at-large are, Jessica Wendt, from Stoughton, Wis., a junior majoring in Agricultural Business Management. She is the Agriculture in the Classroom director-at-large. Wendt will be in Minneapolis, Minn. this summer as a Global Food Challenge Emerging Leader Intern working with food security within the U.S and around the world. She is excited to expand our reach from just elementary school kids to offering middle schoolers the Agriculture in the Classroom experience. Jordan Gaal is the Public Relations director-at-large, a senior studying Life Sciences Communication and Digital Studies from Oconomowoc, Wisc. in Jefferson County. Jordan will be a Corporate Communications intern for Post Consumer Brands in Lakeville, Minn. this summer. Gaal is looking forward to introducing the Collegiate Farm Bureau’s agricultural advocacy work to new online media channels and sharing the organization’s story.