This week sees Clinton County standout Teresa Sisung joining the Michigan Farm Bureau staff as its new associate field crops and advisory team specialist. Sisung succeeds Kate Thiel, who recently vacated the same position after three years to take on development management for the Michigan Foundation for Agriculture.
In her new role, Sisung will serve Farm Bureau members by helping address issues impacting the corn, soybean, wheat, sugar beet and dry bean industries while developing alliances across the diverse field crops sector. She will also coordinate MFB’s participation on national-level issue and advisory committees.
Sisung brings substantial real-world experience and industry perspective to Farm Bureau.
For the past 10 years she’s served as advocacy and outreach director for the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, monitoring legislative and regulatory issues and foreign affairs impacting the corn industry. She implemented a farmer outreach program, created and established a new young farmer leadership program for corn growers (MI CENT) and was very involved with the Great Lakes Crop Summit.
Prior to that Sisung served as the Corn Marketing Program’s communications and programs coordinator.
She’s also worked for Michigan Beef Expo, MSU Extension and Lansing Community College.
An MSU graduate with a degree in ag and natural resources communications, Sisung went on to Kansas State University, where she earned a master’s in agribusiness management.
And if the name sounds familiar, the active Clinton County Farm Bureau member won MFB’s 2018 Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award. She went on to represent Michigan in the AFBF Young Farmer and Rancher Excellence in Agriculture competition at the 100th AFBF Annual Meeting last month in New Orleans.
An active member of the Clinton County Farm Bureau, Sisung is central to her family’s crop and livestock farm near St. Johns.