WFBF Board of Director, District 9
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President
Jim Holte was elected president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation on December 2, 2012. He was elected to the WFBF Board of Directors in 1995. He represents District 9 which consists of Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer and St. Croix county Farm Bureaus as well as the Superior Shores County Farm Bureau, made up of Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas and Iron counties.
Jim is the President of the Rural Mutual Insurance Company Board of Directors. He is a member of the Farm Bureau Life Board of Directors and was elected to the FBL Financial Group, Inc. Board of Directors in March of 2016. Jim serves on the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors as a representative of the Midwest region and is a member of the Farm Bureau BanCorp Board of Directors.
Jim grows corn, soybeans and alfalfa on 460 acres of land south of Elk Mound in Dunn County. He also raises beef steers.
Jim served on the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium Board and served as chair of the Wisconsin Livestock Siting Review Board. He is a former board member of GROWMARK, Inc., past president of the Wisconsin Beef Council, served on the state’s citizen board for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and served on the Elk Mound School District board. Jim also has served on several committees at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Jim is a 1975 graduate of UW-River Falls. He and his wife, Gayle, have two children and five grandchildren.
Last update: 5.22.2018