Shawano County woman wins FB's Discussion Meet contest

Special to Wisconsin State Farmer
Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Jim Holte joins Kristi Fiedler who won the YFA Discussion Meet.

Wisconsin Dells — Kristi Fiedler was selected as the winner of the 2016 Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Agriculturist Discussion Meet contest at the organization’s 97th Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells on December 4.

The Discussion Meet contest is a panel discussion in which Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18 and 35 are judged on their ability to express their ideas and opinions and reach a solution on current issues affecting agriculture.

Fiedler is the associate vice president of U.S. Technical Services for Genex. She earned her bachelor’s degree in animal science from UW-Platteville and her master’s degree in management from the University of Phoenix.

She served on the state YFA committee from 2013 to 2015 with her husband, Brian. She lives in Cecil with Brian and their two children, Allyson and Hudson.

Fiedler will compete in the national Discussion Meet contest at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 98th Annual Meeting next month in Phoenix, Arizona. She also qualifies for the YFA trip to Washington, D.C. in 2018. Fiedler received a free financial plan provided by Rural Mutual Insurance and a MS250 Stilhl chainsaw. She will be a guest of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation at next year’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist Conference and a special guest at the annual meeting of GROWMARK, Inc. in Chicago in August.

Other state finalists in the Discussion Meet were: Kallie Jo Kastenson of Racine County, Julie Sweney of Dodge County and Isaac Christenson of Polk County.