Alison Wedig of Darlington is the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation's Ag in the Classroom intern.
'Watching students light up as they began to understand the importance of agriculture has made a lasting impact on me and encouraged me to find new ways to educate others about agriculture,' said Wedig. 'Being the new Ag in the Classroom intern will let me provide resources to Wisconsin students and teachers and encourage them to learn about where their food comes from.'
The UW-Madison sophomore began her duties on February 15. She is pursuing a degree in Life Sciences Communications with hopes of working in agricultural public relations or education.
'Alison's enthusiasm and background in agriculture education makes her a great choice to be our Ag in the Classroom intern,' said Bob Leege, Wisconsin Farm Bureau's Executive Director of Member Relations.
Throughout the next few months Wedig will assist in updating and distributing educational resources and executing the fourth and fifth grade essay contest.
Wedig's parents, Mike and Joni, own a landscape business. She is a 2013 graduate of Darlington High School. Following graduation she served as Wisconsin FFA Vice President until being named President in 2014.
Wedig is a collegiate Farm Bureau member where she is active on their Ag in the Classroom committee, FFA Alumni member and is also involved in the National Agri-Marketing Association. She serves on the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dean's Advisory Board and previously on the National FFA Nominating Committee.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm organization, representing farms of every size, commodity and management style.