Thank you for taking the time to get to know AAW leadership. The officers are elected to two year terms at our annual Convention in the fall.
Karolyn Zurn, President
Zurn farms with her husband, Bill, and two sons in Northwestern Minnesota where they raise corn, soybeans, sugar beets and wheat. As a Past President of Minnesota Agri-Women, she additionally served four years as AAW Chair of Government Issues. She has served on many agriculture boards including Minnesota Ag in the Classroom, Northern Crops Institute Council, and Minnesota Soybean Growers. On the Becker County Corn & Soybean Growers, she served as treasurer and government affairs representative. She coordinated the North Dakota Common ground program for four years and most recently she was appointed to Minnesota State FSA Board.
First Vice President of Vital Issues and Resolutions
Vice President of Communications
Jacquie Compston, Vice President of Education
Jacqueline Rose Compston “Jacquie” is a lifetime member of American Agri-Women, and President of the newly formed Nevada Agri-Women Organization. She became an active member in 1986 as the representative for the American Hereford Auxiliary.
She received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Reno and taught at Smith Valley Schools and Western Nevada College. Jacquie is a fifth generation native Nevadan whose roots run deep in the history of ranching in central Nevada. They owned and operated sheep and cattle operations and were active in local and State politics.
She has held various positions in AAW that include, Natural Resources, Animal Welfare, Beef Cattle, Public Lands, Global Issues, Water Resources, and Climate Change. Jacquie has received a Leaven Award and two Presidents Awards.
Jacquie and her husband Mike raised two daughter’s and have five grandchildren. They owned and operated a large family ranching and farming operation in Western Nevada that included, registered and commercial cowherds, commercial feedlot, seed garlic, small grains, and alfalfa. She traveled and attended meetings with her husband during his terms as Executive Director of the State of Nevada Dairy Commission, and during his presidency of the International Association of Milk Control Agencies.
Kim Bremmer, Secretary
Kim Bremmer is a mother of two, graduate of UW-Madison, and was a dairy nutrition consultant for almost 15 years. She has been advocating for farmers as a professional speaker since 2015, traveling across the country, as well as internationally. Kim is a registered lobbyist in the state of Wisconsin and is passionate about protecting the use of science, technology and innovation in how we grow and raise food. She is the President of Wisconsin Women for Agriculture, a regular contributor on Rural Route Radio and serves on the Executive Advisory Council for the American Dairy Coalition. Kim is on the board of directors for her county Farm Bureau and loves being a quiz bowl coach for her Clark County Junior Holstein Association. She is a vocal champion of agriculture everywhere she goes…from the grocery store to the airport.