MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — The Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is pleased to announce that Brian Wick from Plymouth has been appointed by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall to AFBF’s environmental regulations advisory committee.
“I am honored to be chosen for this position, representing Massachusetts agriculture at a national level,” Wick said. “It’s a great opportunity to interface with producers from across the country and advocate for the many regulatory challenges facing not only cranberry farming but all of the other agricultural commodities across the commonwealth.”
AFBF’s advisory committees play an important role in the organization’s policy implementation and development. Committee members make contributions to AFBF’s mission, from participating in advocacy fly-ins and doing media interviews to helping the organization development comments on proposed regulations and providing input into the resolutions process.
“We are pleased Brian was appointed to this issue advisory committee for American Farm Bureau Federation,” said MFBF President Warren Shaw. “His background in the cranberry industry give him a strong understanding of how environmental regulations can impact farmers. He will serve as an important bridge between Massachusetts farmers and AFBF.”
Wick has served as Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association’s (CCGA’s) executive director for six years. He previously worked at CCCGA’s regulator director for 10 years. In total he has worked in the cranberry industry for more than 28 years.
He has been involved with Farm Bureau for 16 years in his various roles within the cranberry industry. This includes working with MFBF on state legislative matters and attending Plymouth County Farm Bureau legislative and annual meetings.
Wick holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science in management from Lesley College.
He will be formally appointed in January 2022 and will serve a two-year term.
–Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation