Andrea Brossard has been appointed by the American Farm Bureau Federation to its Promotion and Education Committee for the 2019-2021 term beginning in March.

Brossard currently serves as the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee Chair.

Brossard is a third-generation dairy farmer at Brossard Dairy Farm, LLC, her family’s farm, in Beaver Dam. She also serves as the secretary/treasurer for Dodge County Farm Bureau and is a graduate of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Leadership Institute. Brossard is also a graduate of the AFBF Women’s Communications Bootcamp. She and her husband, Mason Rens, reside in Burnett.

The Promotion and Education Committee is comprised of 10 individuals representing qualifying Farm Bureau Promotion and Education states. It was launched in 2014 to develop and centralize resources that inspire and equip Farm Bureau members to convey the significance of agriculture. Committee members support and encourage state Farm Bureau volunteers to participate in projects and activities by providing resources for programs, communicating with state leaders and contributing collaborative ideas.

“Dedicated Farm Bureau leaders, such as those selected to serve on national committees, remain the foundation of our grassroots organization,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We commend them for their willingness to serve and build greater understanding between modern farmers and consumers.”

Other new members of the committee include: Barbara Rogers-Scharneck, Massachusetts; Stacey Lauwers, Michiga; Heather Lang, North Dakota; and James Barbour, Pennsylvania. Jennifer Bergin, Montana, was reappointed to a two-year term starting in 2019.

National committee members are nominated by their respective state Farm Bureaus. They study farm and food policy issues, participate in leadership training exercises and hone other professional skills during their tenure as committee members.

The American Farm Bureau Federation Promotion and Education Committee formed in 2014 with the mission to develop and centralize resources that inspire and equip Farm Bureau to convey the significance of agriculture.