Beth Schaefer has been named the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom Coordinator.
“Beth’s experience working directly with education and promotion programs, engaging volunteers and collaborating with stakeholders will serve her well as she leads Wisconsin’s Ag in the Classroom program,” said Wendy Kannel, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation’s Senior Director of Member Relations.
Schaefer holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Agriculture Education and a Master of Sciences Degree in Agriculture and Biology Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Schaefer most recently served as a Regional Program Manager for the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. Prior to that, she was an agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor in Merrill and Oconto Falls. Beth is a graduate of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Leadership Institute, American Farm Bureau Communications Bootcamp and served on the WFBF Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee.
“K-12 students are our future farmers, consumers and agriculture stakeholders. Ag in the Classroom provides a platform to equip teachers and volunteers with accurate, meaningful lessons and resources to engage students in the amazing opportunities available to them in agriculture whether they are seeking a job or simply understanding how food, fiber and fuel are produced,” Schaefer said. “I am excited to guide Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom and continue building our reputation as a trustworthy source for educators seeking unique and engaging lessons in agriculture.” Schaefer and her husband, Matt, live near Brandon and have four children. She began her duties on March 21.