Mishicot High School's Jamie Propson wins Wisconsin Farm Bureau Discussion Meet contest

MISHICOT - Mishicot High School agriscience teacher Jamie Propson has earned yet another honor.

On Dec. 3, she was selected as the winner of the 2017 Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Agriculturist Discussion Meet at the organization's 98th Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells.

The meet is a panel discussion in which Farm Bureau members ages 18-35 are judged on their ability to express their ideas and opinions and find solutions to current issues affecting agriculture.

Propson will now represent Wisconsin at the American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, in January.

Other state finalists in the meet were Jenny Leahy, of Fond du Lac County, Julie Sweney, of Dodge County, and Kelly Wilfert, of Manitowoc County.

A press release from the Farm Bureau said Propson "is a strong agricultural advocate who enjoys sharing the passion of Wisconsin’s diverse agriculture industry through the classroom and FFA Chapter."

In 2016, Propson earned statewide recognition from the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators, which named her Outstanding Young Member of the Year and awarded her the Teacher Turn The Key Scholarship. Also in 2016, The Chamber of Manitowoc County honored her with the Education Impact Award during its 99th Annual Dinner and Meeting. And earlier this year, Propson was among four teachers chosen from around the country to be part of Culver's #FarmingFridays.

Propson is in her sixth year of teaching at Mishicot High School. She is a former Brown County YFA chairman, graduate of the WFBF Leadership Institute and former learning and leading chairman.

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization representing farms of every size, commodity and management style.