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Four board members were elected by members of the Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) Benefit Corporation at the annual meeting on April 13.

Laura Elliott joined the board as a director-at-large for a two-year term. She is a regional sales manager for Merck Animal Health and resides in Brooklyn, Wis. Elliott replaces Lisa Behnke.

Elected for a second term and continuing as president is Chrissy Meyer, the marketing manager for Alta Genetics.

Also elected for a second term and continuing as Vice President is Kristin Natzke Olson, director of public relations at Cooperative Network.

Cassie Endres was re-elected as for a second term as secretary. She is a marketing manager at Filament Marketing.

The rest of the board remains in place. For more information, visit

The Association of Women in Agriculture Benefit Corporation (AWABC) is an organization that supports the Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. AWA is a 501c7 non-profit professional student organization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The organization was founded in the spring of 1973 and now has a membership of over 100 young women.

AWABC is comprised of more than 500 people who all share a passion for agriculture. AWA is based on three pillars: professional, service, and social. The organization works to improve communication among women in agriculture and help them achieve their goals. AWABC provides student housing for 24 members at its house located near the agricultural campus at UW-Madison. AWABC also hosts member events to support professional development, leadership and networking as well as public agricultural educational activities to promote agricultural awareness. For more information, visit