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Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President Jim Holte has been reelected to the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.

Holte's election to a two-year term was made by delegates at the 97th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Orlando, FL on January 12, according to a news release. Last year he was elected to fill a one-year term on the AFBF Board.

Holte raises beef cattle and grows corn, soybeans and alfalfa on 460 acres of land near Elk Mound in Dunn County.

In December, Holte was reelected for a fourth one-year term as the president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation and Rural Mutual Insurance Company. Holte was first elected to the WFBF Board of Directors in 1995 to represent District 9 on the board. District 9 represents the Superior Shores, Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer and St. Croix county Farm Bureaus.

Holte previously served as WFBF's representative to the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) board. He formerly chaired the Wisconsin Livestock Siting Review board. He is a graduate of the Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program. He formerly served as a school board member in Elk Mound, board member for GROWMARK, Inc., citizen board member for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and president of the Wisconsin Beef Council.

A 1975 graduate of UW-River Falls, Holte and his wife, Gayle, have two children and four grandchildren.

Next year, Farm Bureau members will gather for the 98th AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in Phoenix, AZ.

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