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Marion Hired as New Communications Director for WiWIC
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/26/2021

The newly created Wisconsin Women in Conservation project has a new communications director. Kriss Marion of Blanchardville will be responsible for all of the promotions and outreach efforts for the initiative, which aims to bring together women through a variety of workshops, field days and mentorship opportunities.

The three-year WiWIC project is a collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Wisconsin Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside and the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service; with support from the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

"Kriss is uniquely suited to lead this project, given her passion for rural Wisconsin, communications strengths, hands-on conservation experiences on her own farm, and the role she has played in protecting her local watershed," said WFU Executive Director Julie Keown-Bomar. "She knows how conservation fits into a bigger picture of land preservation and food security, and we're pleased to have her join the WFU team."

Marion lives in Lafayette County, where she runs a bed and breakfast on her diversified market farm. She is a county board supervisor with a history of conservation advocacy and leadership, having served several terms on her county Land Conservation Committee and on the WI Land+Water Policy Committee. She is the founder and a board member of Pecatonica Pride Watershed Association, a producer-led watershed protection council. Marion also serves on a Water Action Volunteer stream monitoring team that assesses water quality on tributary streams, and she sits on the River Alliance of Wisconsin board of directors.

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