Andrea Brossard and Mason Rens of Dodge County were selected as the winners of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist Achievement Award at the organization’s 97th annual meeting on Dec. 4.
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 to 80 steers annually and grows 650 acres of crops. Rens, a Waupun native, is a water well driller for Municipal Well and Pump.YFA WINNERS: Andrea Brossard and Mason Rens of Burnett are the winners of the WFBF Young Farmer and Agriculturist Achievement Award. They are pictured with WFBF President Jim Holte (left).
The YAF Achievement Award recognizes 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 was the state YFA committee chairwoman in 2015 and also is a graduate of the WFBF Leadership Training Institute.
Married in 2013, the couple lives in Burnett. They will compete in the national Achievement Award contest at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 98th annual meeting in Phoenix in January.
They also qualify to attend a trip to Washington, D.C., in 2018. They will be guests of Wisconsin Farm Bureau at the 2017 YFA Conference, and of Growmark Inc. at its annual meeting in Chicago in August. As achievement award winners, the couple will be provided a free financial plan from Rural Mutual Insurance Co. and 40 hours use of a skid-steer loader from Fabick Cat.Source: WFBF