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Wisconsin Farm Bureau has a new president

Photo: New Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Brad Olson

Wisconsin Farm Bureau has a new president.

Crop farmer Brad Olson from Frederic in District 9 was selected by the board as their new state president. 

Dairy Farmer Kevin Krentz was re-elected as president of the Rural Mutual Insurance board, but not Farm Bureau. Wisconsin Farm Bureau confirms that this is the first time that separate presidents have been elected to serve the same board members.

Joe Bragger of Independence in Buffalo County was re-elected to a three-year term on the board representing District 4, and he was also re-elected to serve as the state vice president. 

Board members serve on both the Farm Bureau board and the Rural Mutual Insurance board, and the same board members voted to have separate organization presidents.

Dan Meyer of Manitowoc County was elected to a three-year term in District 6 (Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties). Dan is a dairy and crop farmer near Kiel.

Arch Morton Jr. of Janesville in Rock County was re-elected to a three-year term on the board representing District 2 (Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Rock and Sauk counties). 

In a special election, Kim Bremmer of Loyal in Clark County was elected to a two-year term representing District 8 replacing Ryan Klussendorf of Medford, who resigned from the board.

Brenda Dowiasch from Eau Claire County was re-elected to a one-year term as the chair of the Promotion and Education Committee and will serve as the representative on the WFBF Board.

Kat Peper of Rock Springs in Sauk County was elected to a one-year term as chair of the Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee and will serve as the representative on the WFBF Board. She succeeds Savannah Brown of Jackson County as YFA Chair.

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