Over 300 members strong, the Kewaunee County Farm Bureau hopes to keep the agriculture industry healthy in the area. According to a 2014 Extension UW-Madison study, agriculture accounts for over 2,000 jobs and $424 million in economic activity in the county. The Kewaunee County Farm Bureau promotes young people staying in the industry by providing support for their attendance at Future Farmers of America and Wisconsin Farm Bureau events as well as sponsoring Rural Safety Day. Secretary Edith Lauscher says they do it all with one goal in mind.
The Kewaunee County Farm Bureau is preparing for its spring banquet in April as well as accepting applications for its annual distribution of the Glenway Brietlow and Elmer Ullmann Memorial Scholarship. The two $500 scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors heading to college to study agriculture.