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Katie Eisenberger new high school, collegiate lead at MFB

Category: People

by Farm News Media

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Katie Eisenberger won MFB's Young Farmer Excellence Award in 2010. (Pictured here with husband Jesse and then-MFB President Wayne H. Wood.)

Katie Eisenberger joins the Michigan Farm Bureau staff Nov. 5 as the new High-School and Collegiate Programs Specialist, housed in MFB’s Center for Education and Leadership Development.

A familiar face to MFB and Farm Bureau Insurance, Eisenberger has experience as a Farm Bureau Insurance agent serving clients in and around her homeland, Gratiot and Isabella counties. She brings to her new role a wealth of experience in high-school and collegiate leadership development, and extensive work with allied organizations in and near the farm sector.

“That experience will be integral to the growth and success of our heightened emphasis on high-school and collegiate outreach,” said Tonia Ritter, manager of MFB’s Education and Leadership Development Programs.

Growing up on a Gratiot County dairy farm, Eisenberger was extensively involved in both 4-H and FFA.

She began her career as a 4-H Extension Educator in Gratiot County, became a Farm Bureau Insurance agent in 2010, and in 2015 joined Breckenridge Schools as the agriscience educator and FFA advisor.

Beyond the workplace, Eisenberger has been a committed Farm Bureau member, working to build connections between the organization and the young people she’s had the opportunity to influence.

She and her husband Jesse have three young children: Gunner, Gauge and Mae. They recently purchased their own hobby farm to raise fair animals and hunt. Katie enjoys running, watching her kids play sports and spending time with her family.