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Farm Bureau members participate in Ag Day in Madison

Pierce County Farm Bureau members attending Ag Day at the Capitol were (left to right): Phil Verges, Monica Krings, Ray Matzek, John Krings, John Matzek, Mel Pittman, Dean Bergseng. -- Photo submitted

Members of the Pierce County Farm Bureau were in Madison on Wednesday, March 6 to participate in Ag Day at the Capitol. The event is the largest gathering of farmers from Wisconsin representing a variety of farm groups to discuss issues with their state legislators. Attending from Pierce County Farm Bureau were: Phil Verges, John and Monica Krings, Ray Matzek, John Matzek, Mel Pittman, Dean Bergseng, Jim and Lanette Harsdorf and Derek Donnelly.

Agriculturists from across the state were briefed on use value assessment of farmland, animal welfare, transportation and environmental issues. They also met with their Senator and Assemblyman.

"The difference this day makes for agriculture is tremendous," said Jim Holte, Wisconsin Farm Bureau President. "By having farmers from across the state taking part, our legislative leaders will have no doubt about the needs and opportunities for a growing agricultural economy in Wisconsin."

The Rural Mutual Insurance Company and GROWMARK Inc. were major sponsors of the event. Cosponsors of the event with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau include a variety of other dairy, beef, pork, horse, corn, soybean, cranberry, potato and vegetable groups.