Madison — Darlene Arneson has been named the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom Coordinator. Arneson previously held this position from 2004-2014.
“Darlene’s extensive experience with Agriculture in the Classroom and her long history with Farm Bureau, both as a staff member and as a volunteer, will serve her well as she leads Wisconsin’s Ag in the Classroom program,” said Bob Leege, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Executive Director of Member Relations.
Arneson is a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in agricultural education. She was the agriculture instructor at Cashton and Cambridge High Schools from 1986-1991.
Arneson is active with 4-H, FFA and the FFA Alumni. She was president of the Dane County Farm Bureau for six years, is a former Wisconsin State FFA Officer and served on the Wisconsin FFA Alumni as State President. She has previously served on the Wisconsin Agricultural Education and Workforce Development Council and Wisconsin Environmental Education Board and still serves on the Sons of Norway Fifth District Board.
“I am very excited to return to Wisconsin Farm Bureau and the Ag in the Classroom program,” Arneson said. “It’s fun to reconnect with our members and volunteers and to see the changes in needs of teachers. I look forward to using new and existing educational resources that will provide valuable tools to our member volunteers, teachers and students as they teach and learn about agriculture.”
Arneson and her husband, John, live near Stoughton and have three grown children. She began her duties on October 17.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization and is made up of 61 county Farm Bureaus. WFBF represents farms of every size, commodity and management style.