Dodge County couple wins Farm Bureau’s Achievement Award
Wisconsin Dells — Dodge County’s Andrea Brossard and Mason Rens were selected as the winners of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist (YFA) Achievement Award at the organization’s 97th Annual Meeting on December 4.
Andrea Brossard is a third-generation dairy farmer at Brossard Dairy Farm, LLC, her family’s farm, in Beaver Dam. The farm milks 260 cows, raises 70-80 steers annually and grows 650 acres of crops. Mason Rens, originally from Waupun, is a water well driller for Municipal Well and Pump. The business specializes in drilling new wells for cities and industries, and rehabilitation and maintenance on existing wells throughout the Midwest.
Farm Bureau’s Achievement Award is a contest that awards farmers between the ages of 18 and 35, who have excelled in their farming career, understand current issues affecting agriculture and have shown leadership and involvement in Farm Bureau and other civic organizations.
Brossard is the secretary and treasurer for Dodge County Farm Bureau and serves as the District 2 Representative on the WFBF Promotion and Education Committee. She also served as the state YFA Committee Chair in 2015 and is also a graduate of the Farm Bureau Leadership Institute.
Married in 2013, the couple lives in Burnett. The couple will compete in the national Achievement Award contest at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 98th Annual Meeting next month in Phoenix, Arizona.
They also qualify to attend a trip to Washington, D.C., in 2018. They will be a guest of Wisconsin Farm Bureau at next year’s YFA Conference, and of GROWMARK, Inc., at its annual meeting in Chicago in August, 2017. As Achievement Award winners, they will be provided a free financial plan from Rural Mutual Insurance Company and 40 hours use of a skid-steer loader from Fabick Cat.