Bond and Fayette County Farm Bureau Manager Ron Marshel recently announced his retirement. His last day with the bureau will be Friday, February 14th.
Ron stopped by the WGEL studios to introduce Stephanie Kraus, who has been selected as his successor.
We asked Ron about what he’ll miss most about working with the local farm bureau.
“This is really a great community and I’ve enjoyed working in both counties,” said Marshel. “There are a lot of great leaders out there and a lot of great members, quite a few of whom I’m definitely going to miss; the conversations we’ve had, talking about different issues here in the county. They’re great group of farmers that really have agriculture at heart and they’re trying to do the best for ag.”
Stephanie Kraus grew up on a grain farm in Okawville and attended the University of Illinois. She started working with the Illinois Farm Bureau as a trainee and said she’s excited to assume the leadership of the Bond and Fayette County bureau.
“I really look forward to working with everyone here,” she said. The board seems great and Ron’s been introducing me people. Everyone seems like they’re going to be great to work with. They’ve been very welcoming and I’m looking forward to it.”
You can hear more from both Ron and Stephanie on an upcoming edition of WGEL’s Public Affairs program.