Three young agricultural leaders have been appointed to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee.
Katie Mattison of Dunn County, Peter Muth of Washington County, and Derek Orth of Grant County have been appointed to new leadership roles by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation's Board of Directors. Their terms begin at WFBF's Annual Meeting, Dec. 7-9, in Wisconsin Dells.
Mattison is an agricultural and business banker with Bremer Bank. She grew up in Amery on an elk farm. A UW-River Falls graduate in agriculture business, she previously worked for Badgerland Financial. She lives in Menominee and is a member of the current Wisconsin Farm Bureau Institute leadership class.
Muth a sixth generation dairy farmer. He and his parents have a 500-acre, 180-cow dairy farm near Fredonia. He is graduate of the UW-Madison's Farm and Industry Short Course. He is involved in the Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Agriculturist Program, Fillmore Fire Department and Washington County Holstein Breeders.
Derek and his wife, Charisse, milk 250 cows at Orthridge Jerseys with his parents on a farm near Lancaster. He has a certificate in dairy herdsmanship from Utah State University. He is a board director of the Grant County Farm Bureau and treasurer of the Wisconsin Jersey Breeders Association.
For more information about Wisconsin Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Agriculturist Program or committee, call 1-800-261-FARM or visit www.wfbf.com.