Gov. Scott Walker stopped by the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center in Newton Thursday to accept endorsements from several agricultural organizations.
Representatives from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, the Dairy Business Association and the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association held the press conference Thursday.
Walker is running for a third term as Wisconsin governor against challenger Democrat Tony Evers.
Manitowoc County Farm Bureau President Dan Meyers, a fourth-generation farmer in Kiel, announced the endorsements.
“Thank you, governor, for your support and commitment in voting and advocating for agriculture in Wisconsin,” he said.
Wisconsin Corn Growers Association President Doug Rebout, a second-generation farmer from Janesville, said Walker has done great things for agriculture in Wisconsin, including legislation for implements of husbandry and high-capacity wells, as well as the producer-led watershed grant program.
“We are proud to endorse Gov. Walker for his reelection into office and look forward to working with him in the future,” Rebout said.
Walker said his own family has ties to farming and said he understands farming is more of a way of life for a family than it is just a job.
“My goal over the next four years is to keep those things intact as well as broaden the base of exports that we have for farmers here in the state in all different categories … We need to open more markets and I’m committed to doing that,” he said. …