State Rep. Katrina Shankland named Friend of the Family Farmer by Wisconsin Farmers Union

By Wisconsin Farmers Union, For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

WISCONSIN DELLS - The Wisconsin Farmers Union honored state Rep. Katrina Shankland with a Friend of the Family Farmer award Saturday at the union's yearly convention in Wisconsin Dells.

“Rep. Shankland is a strong advocate for clean government, investing in our schools and protecting our shared natural resources,” said WFU Government Relations Associate Kara O’Connor. “During her time in office, she has given a voice to central Wisconsin and has been an ally on many rural issues.”

Shankland, D-Stevens Point, was first elected to the Assembly in 2012. She serves on the Joint Committee on Finance, the Assembly Committee on Rural Development, the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment and the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board.

The Farmers Union also recognized four Pheasants Forever of Wisconsin Farm Bill biologists. Honorees Becky Brathal, Tally Hamilton, Gretchen Oleson and Julie Peterson collaborated with the Farmers Union on Women Caring for the Land programs around the state in 2017.