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WFBF Members Appointed to PR, Education Committee
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 12/04/2019

Several Wisconsin Farm Bureau members have been appointed to the Promotion and Education Committee. The organization's board of directors has chosen Krista Klinkner from Vernon County and Brittney Muenster of Outagamie County to serve a year-long term on the panel, starting next month. Lynn Leahy, Portage County, has also been re-appointed to the group.

Klinkner is a fourth-generation dairy farmer who earned degrees in chemistry and spanish from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a chemist, she worked for the American Institute of Toxicology Labs and Virent Inc. Krista and her husband, Travis, own and operate Klinkner Dairy, LLC which they purchased from her family in 2015.

Muenster is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Farm & Industry Short Course and is a fifth-generation farmer on her family's 150-cow dairy in Seymour. She's also an independent insurance agent specializing in farm property and casualty insurance with Family Insurance Center.

Leahy is a research agronomist at Heartland Farms, Inc., a 9,000-acre farm growing potatoes for potato chips near Hancock. She holds a bachelorís degree in dairy science and a master's degree in horticulture, both from UW-Madison. She has served as the Waushara County YFA chair and is president of the Tri-County FFA Alumni. Lynn was also a member of Farm Bureau Institute Class VIII.

The Promotion and Education Committee replaced the state's Women Committee several years ago. The group is charged with developing, implementing and promoting projects and programs which build awareness and understanding of agriculture and provide leadership development for the agricultural community.

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