University of Wisconsin-Madison's Collegiate Farm Bureau elected new officers for the upcoming school year at its annual meeting and banquet held recently at the University Club on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Taylor Holterman was elected president for the 2014-15 year. Holterman is a senior studying life sciences communication and pursuing a certificate in entrepreneurship. Holterman is from Watertown and is ready to lead the new officer team after studying abroad this summer in Denmark and England focusing on sustainable food systems.
The group's new vice president is Emily Selner from Denmark. Selner is a junior studying life sciences communication and agricultural economics. She served as the external communications intern for Land O' Lakes this summer.
Jamie Sawle from Sauk Prairie is the new Collegiate Farm Bureau secretary. Sawle is a junior majoring in agricultural business management. She worked as a summer intern this summer for Agri-Nutrition Consulting in the marketing department.
Bradley Jaeger from Newton has been elected treasurer. He is a junior studying agricultural economics and agronomy. Jaeger spent his summer as a corporate events intern for Case IH.
Rounding out the officer team are two directors at-large -- Erica Olson, a junior studying agronomy from Black River Falls, and Tyler Troiola, a junior in agricultural economics from Eagle. This summer Olson worked as a research assistant for the UW-Madison Agronomy Soybean and Small Grains Department. Troiola spent the summer working on his uncle's grain farm near Eagle.
This year Collegiate Farm Bureau is planning two major educational outreach events on the UW-Madison campus including a showing of the Farmland Film on Nov. 21 and the fifth annual Ag Day on Campus next spring on April 22.
Source: UW-Madison Collegiate Farm Bureau