Local Woman Wins Young Farmer Agriculturist Discussion Meet

(Dodge County) A Dodge County Farm Bureau member was the winner of the 2020 Young Farmer and Agriculturist Discussion Meet contest. Julie Sweney won the panel discussion which includes Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18 and 35 who are judged on their ability to express their ideas and opinions on current issues affecting agriculture. Sweney grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Dodge County. She is a 2011 graduate of the WFBF Leadership Institute and serves on the Dodge County Farm Bureau board of directors as membership chair. Sweney says she enjoys being a member of the Farm Bureau so she can help promote agriculture within her community. She is the director of marketing and communications at FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative, serving dairy farmers throughout the Midwest. Sweney will represent Wisconsin during the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in January. The winner also can participate in the 2021 YFA trip to Washington, D.C.