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WISCONSIN DELLS — Monroe County dairy farmers were selected as the winner of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmer & Agriculturist Achievement Award at the organization’s 94th Annual Meeting on December 8.
Corey and Miranda Leis of Cashton milk 300 cows and farm 1,300 acres. Owned jointly with Corey’s father, the farm was originally his grandfather’s. They also operate a small custom harvesting business.
The couple has three children, is active in Farm Bureau and previously served on the state Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee. Miranda works off the farm at Organic Valley Cooperative and serves on the state Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Board. Corey is a director for the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association.
Farm Bureau’s Achievement Award is a contest that awards farmers between the ages of 18 and 35, who have excelled in their farming career, understand current issues affecting agriculture, and have shown leadership and involvement in Farm Bureau and other civic organizations.
Corey and Miranda Leis will compete in the national Achievement Award contest at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95thAnnual Meeting next month in San Antonio.
They also qualify to attend a trip to Washington D.C. in 2014. They will be a guest of the WFBF at next year’s WFBF Young Farmer and Agriculturist Conference, and of GROWMARK, Inc. at its annual meeting in Chicago this August. FABCO Equipment Inc. provided 40 hours use of a FABCO skid-steer loader, and Rural Mutual Insurance provided a free financial plan to the Achievement Award Winner.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization, representing farms of every size, commodity and management style.