Committees

PPA Economic Development/Advocacy Committee:

  • Develops and facilitates Agricultural Seminars in conjunction with NTC. We brainstorm topics that might be of interest, contact speakers, organize the event, and assist in the publicity.
  • Request nominations and select candidates for the Outstanding Young Farmer Award. The committee sends out the request for nominations, reviews the applications, makes the selection, and assists in developing the presentation at the Farm City Dinner.
  • Request nominations and select candidates for the Century Farm Award. The committee sends out the request for nominations, reviews the applications, verifies the candidates, and assists in developing the presentation at the Farm City Dinner.
  • Request nominations and select candidates for the Friend of Ag Award. The committee sends out the request for nominations, reviews the nominations, selects the candidates, and assists in developing the presentation at the Farm City Dinner.
  • Make contacts and provide support to agricultural economic development efforts.
  • Advocate on behalf of issues important to the agricultural community.


PPA Education /Promotions Committee

The Marathon County PPA Education/Promotion committee fosters and supports the growth of agriculture through promotions and educational activities in the community. Key initiatives include:

  • Hosting the annual Farm/City Dinner - bringing together the rural and urban communities to celebrate accomplishments and the strong agriculture heritage of Central Wisconsin
  • Hosting the Ag Adventure Tent at the Wisconsin Valley Fair - showcasing production agriculture, community resources and products
  • Awarding mini Dairy Grants to support dairy promotion activities throughout the county

June Dairy Breakfast Committee

  • Organizes the Marathon County June Dairy Breakfast. This event gives our community a first-hand look into the dairy industry and the contributions it makes to Marathon County through farm tours, educational exhibits and even cheese tasting. It is also an opportunity to showcase dairy farms in Marathon County.
  • This committee selects the farm a year in advance and begins working with them.
  • Make contacts with Marathon County businesses and vendors for sponsorships and donations for the events.