Gorell Elected to Wisconsin Farmers Union Board
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/29/2013
The Wisconsin Farmers Union has one new board member joining their team in 2013. Ed Gorell of Eleva was elected to the leadership panel at last weekend's WFU state convention in Eau Claire. He replaces Wayne Danielson, who served on the board for 11 years. Delegates also re-elected WFU President
Darin Von Ruden and W. Michael Slattery to the board for another term.
The organization also honored State Senators Dale Schultz and Kathleen Vinehout, and Wisconsin Towns Association Director Richard Stadelman with Friend of Family Farmer Awards for their work and commitment to serving the needs of rural residents.
Attendees had an opportunity to hear from National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson, who talked about the inability of Congress to pass a new five-year farm bill.
And Writer, humorist, and musician Michael Perry was the featured banquet guest speaker, entertaining guests with his generously hearted, spot-on stories of rural life in Wisconsin.
The theme of this year's convention was ''United to Grow Family Agriculture,' which focused on the important connection between farmers and their communities.