In December, Kathy Walicki, district support at the Michigan State University Extension office in Oceana County, was named 2014 Michigan Farm Bureau Volunteer of the Year.
Kathy was Michigan Farm Bureau’s Volunteer of the Month in April of 2014, and a panel of Farm Bureau staff chose her Volunteer of the Year to be honored during a Dec. 3 ceremony. Chosen from among the previous 12 volunteers of the month, Michigan Farm Bureau’s Volunteer of the Year award goes to a member demonstrating outstanding commitment and focused efforts toward a Farm Bureau program or event.
Specifically, Kathy showed exemplary leadership by bringing together several Oceana County commodity organizations during National Agriculture Week in March for a celebratory banquet. As lead organizer of the event, she worked individually with each group to coordinate efforts and unite them for a special evening of recognition and honors.
She tells her Michigan Farm Bureau story best in her interview, which you can see here: