State Rep. Lee Nerison (R-Westby) has been named to serve his third term as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture for the 2015-16 legislative session, which begins on Jan. 5.
“I am honored to represent one of the most agriculturally-diverse districts in the state – we have Amish farms, organic farms, 1,000-animal herds, and 60-cow dairy farms like mine was when I was dairying. My goal as I continue my tenure as Chair remains the same: to ensure that all types of farmers and agribusinesses work together to preserve our rural way of life and grow our state’s $88 billion agricultural economy,” Nerison said.
Nerison has been a member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture since 2005 and served as its Vice-Chair from 2005-08.
He is a former dairy farmer and has operated his family-owned farm near Westby for over 40 years.
Prior to serving in the Assembly, Nerison was chairman of the Vernon County Board of Supervisors.