MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The state Agriculture Department has a new leader for its natural resource programs.
Keith Foye has been named the director of the Bureau of Land and Water Resources.
Foye began his career as a county conservationist in Clark County before joining the ag department in 1988 as a land and water planning analyst. He was named the agency's land management chief in 1992.
The land and water bureau is responsible for a host of programs that include farmland preservation, livestock siting, agricultural enterprise areas, the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, and ag impact statements.
The bureau is also involved in the state's soil and water resource management program. Foye began his new duties Monday. He's replacing Kathy Pielsticker, who recently retired.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)