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Grantsburg Farmer Appointment to UW Board of Regents
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/05/2018

Well-known children's author and Burnett County dairy farmer Cris Peterson is among the newest appointees to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. On Friday, Gov. Scott Walker announced the selection of Peterson as one of the Regents' new members.

Peterson, along with her husband Gary and son Ben, operates Four Cubs Farm, a dairy farm in Grantsburg. She is also an author of books that aim to teach children in schools across the country with a message that portrays agriculture and the dedication of the farm community in an accurate way.

A native of Minneapolis, Cris earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Minnesota. She received the Wisconsin Farm Woman of the Year in 1997, the Association of Women in Agriculture Outstanding Woman in Agriculture Award in 2002, and was World Dairy Expo's Farm Woman of the Year in 2004. She also served as a student regent to her alma mater, and attended the UW-Extension for the Agricultural Executive Management Program.

Cris is the first farmer-member of the UW Board of Regents in more than a decade.

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