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Makovec receives AWA Founders Award

A hearty congratulations to Brownfield National Account Executive Jill Makovec, recipient of the Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) Founders Award, University of Wisconsin Madison.

Jill was honored on April 10 by the Association of Women in Agriculture Benefit Corporation (AWABC) at the annual AWA Day.

The Founders Award is presented to an individual who has had a significant influence on students and alumni of AWA. As an alumni member Makovec served as the AWA treasurer and financial management chair. During her time in these roles the AWA house was refinanced with Home Savings Bank, the interest rate was reduced and the last check for the mortgage on the AWA house was written. She also led through the process of AWA becoming a 501c3 organization, allowing to file for property tax exemption. Makovec graduated from UW-Madison with degrees in Dairy Science and Ag Journalism. Now, she is a National Account Executive at Learfield – Brownfield Ag News & WI Radio Network and resides in Madison, Wis.

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