The Collegiate Farm Bureau at UW-Madison elected the 2021-22 officer team during an online banquet.
Billy Zeimet, of Stoughton, Wis., was elected as the president. A Dairy Science major with a Certificate in Agricultural Business Management within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Billy will be a senior this fall. He will be interning with CentralStar Cooperative as an AI Technician in south central Wisconsin this summer. Billy is excited to rebuild participation among membership following a challenging year with few in-person activities. Following graduation next year, Billy hopes to continue his involvement within the dairy industry.
Sabrina Servais, from Chaseburg, Wis., will serve as the 2021-2022 vice president. Sabrina will be entering her senior year, finishing her double major in Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communication with a Certificate in Agricultural Business Management. Along with helping on her family’s dairy farm this summer, Sabrina looks forward to working at Organic Valley as a communications intern. She is excited to provide engaging opportunities for members to be active in the club and share their passion for agriculture with others.
Serving as secretary is Clarissa Gross of Fort Atkinson, Wis., who will be a junior this coming school year. Clarissa is a student within the Dairy Science department and is also pursuing a Certificate in Agricultural Business Management. She will be spending her summer interning at Hall’s Calf Ranch in Kewaunee, Wis., and also looks forward to networking with club members this fall. Clarissa is passionate about the dairy industry and hopes to work in nutrition management in the future.
Nicole Broege, of Janesville, Wis., will serve as treasurer this fall as a sophomore. Nicole is pursuing a major in Dairy Science with a Certificate in Mathematics. As treasurer, she looks forward to bettering the financial standing of the club and keeping members engaged. Nicole also will be spending her summer feeding Jersey calves on a farm near her home. In the future, she hopes to find a career combining her passion for cattle and numbers as a Dairy Sire Data Analyst.
The director of Ag in the Classroom this fall will be Kirstin Novak of Sullivan, Wis., an incoming junior in the Agricultural Business Management program with a Certificate in Food Systems. Kirstin is passionate about the purpose of Ag in the Classroom and is excited to connect with Madison-area students that may be disconnected from agriculture. She also hopes to use her time in the classroom to spark interest in agriculture among these students. Kirstin is working for Heidi’s Hobbies Floral and Gifts this summer. In the future, she hopes to find a career as a sales or marketing specialist within the agriculture industry working directly with farmers.
Olivia Spaight, of Waterford, Wis., will serve as the director of public relations as a junior this fall. She is eager to communicate with students across campus to generate larger membership and engagement within the Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter. Olivia is majoring in Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communications with a Certificate in Agricultural Business Management. This summer, Olivia will be working as a Capital Marketing intern for CNH Industrial. She hopes to continue working directly with agriculturalists through marketing and communications to help generate a larger voice for farmers and ranchers.
UW-Madison dairy science faculty associate, Ted Halbach, will continue serving as the Collegiate Farm Bureau advisor.