Kim Pokorny has been selected as Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s chief administrative officer. Pokorny will oversee all day-to-day operations and staff for the Madison-based organization, the state’s largest general farm organization.
“I’m thrilled to bring my expertise and passion for agriculture to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation,” Pokorny says. “I look forward to working with the staff, board and members to develop opportunities and solutions to advance agriculture in Wisconsin. I’m grateful for the opportunity to return back to my roots in agriculture.”
Pokorny most recently served as executive director for the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association, where she led operations of that organization. Additionally, she led the Food ArmorFoundation. Prior to her involvement with WVMA, Pokorny served as a program manager for the Professional Dairy Producers.
“I’m excited to welcome Kim to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau family,” says Dave Daniels, vice president and interim CAO. “She has a great knowledge of agriculture and comes with extensive experience with other nonprofit associations. She is an active member of the Dodge County 4-H and Waupun FFA Alumni. Kim was also a member of the Wisconsin Ag Coalition.”
Pokorny grew up on a registered Brown Swiss farm in Monroe, Wis. Today, she and her husband, Doyle, reside on a small farm in Waupun with their three children, Dylon, Katrina and Cameron.
Pokorny will begin her duties as CAO on Aug. 17.