Meet the Candidates - Shannon Lamb
Growing up on my family’s diversified production farm, I was instilled with the values of a strong work ethic, an appreciation for agriculture, and drive. I became an active 4-H and FFA member, which allowed me to share my passion and remain curious about agriculture.
This curiosity took me to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where I attained my Bachelor of Science in Soil and Crop Science, Environmental Horticulture, and Animal Science with a minor in Biology. While there I had the privilege of serving in leadership roles through Agronomy-Soil and Water Conservation Society, Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Societies, and being a Resident Assistant. I was also involved on 4 collegiate competition teams, all which placed at the national level and allowed me to make lifelong connections and friendships I will forever cherish.
I applied my knowledge and experiences while serving as the Lodi Agricultural Fairest of the Fair for both 2020 and 2021 where I learned about the Lodi Ag Fair’s deep history and all the incredible volunteers that make it successful, while also sharing my own stories about growing up on the fairgrounds. In 2022, I took the first step in learning about another facet of our diverse agriculture industry by serving as the Wisconsin Honey Queen. In this role, I was able to travel across our beautiful state to promote beekeeping, pollination, and the benefits of honey.
We each only get one lifetime to experience all we can and make the greatest impact. Farming is a multi-generation tradition in my family, and I remain active by feeding calves each night. In addition, I am currently striving towards my Master of Science at the University of Missouri in Biological Engineering while also working as a scientist for a pharmaceutical company. I am not sure where life is going to take me, but I know the values I have learned from farming will always carry with me. I am thankful to be 1 in 9 people who hold a job related to agriculture and am proud to help to produce nutritious food for consumers across the globe.