Bob Nash of Ozaukee County has been appointed to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist (YFA) Committee by the organization’s Board of Directors. His term began on July 1 and he will serve until December 2019.
“Bob is proud to be a Farm Bureau member and has a definite passion for Wisconsin agriculture, making him a great addition to the YFA Committee,” Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Jim Holte said.
Nash is the Ozaukee County YFA co-chair. He organizes a three-month winter volleyball league each year, along with other member events throughout the county. He helps with member recruitment and at the county fair food stand. In the past he has participated in the Farm Bureau Discussion Meet at the district and state level.
While he did not grow up on a farm, Nash found his passion for agriculture at a young age when he joined 4-H and began showing calves. His passion for agriculture only grew with his involvement in 4-H, which led him to the UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course following high school. He has worked on a farm where his primary duties were caring for cows after calving and herd checks, amongst other fieldwork depending on the season. Nash currently works for Mike Karrels Trucking as an operator. After work each day he helps on neighboring farms with fieldwork. Chopping corn and packing bunker silos are his favorite farm jobs.
The WFBF YFA Committee consists of nine couples or individuals (ages 18-35) from across the state. Its goal is to get more young farmers and agriculturists acquainted with and involved in Farm Bureau. They carry out a variety of statewide initiatives, such as conferences, contests and award programs. The YFA Program is funded by the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation.
For more information about Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s YFA Program or committee, call 1.800.261.FARM or visit www.wfbf.com.