This year, farmers’ leaders from WFO member organisations across the globe will convene in person in Budapest for the most significant event in the institutional life of the organisation, the General Assembly, and they will be called to vote for the new WFO President.

“While this brings me sadness because the end of my term is approaching, I also feel blessed and enriched,” said Dr Theo de Jager, who took charge of all presidential commitments over the last five years. “I wish the best of luck to the candidates for the WFO Presidency,” he said, welcoming the candidacies of Katrina Sarah Milne and Arnold Puech D’Alissac.

WFO Presidential Election 2022 Candidates


Katrina Sarah Milne is a New Zealand dairy farmer. From 2017 to 2020, she was president of Federated Farmers, the first woman president in the organisation’s history.
Katie Milne has served WFO as Board Member from the Oceanian Constituency since 2018 and as Treasurer since 2020.
During the WFO 2019 General Assembly in Luxembourg, she was awarded for her contribution to a better agricultural sector and a better world through her leadership in farmers’ organisations.

Hear directly from her voice her candidacy announcement:


Family Farmer in the Normandy region in northern France and bureau member of Fédération national des syndicats d’exploitant agricoles (FNSEA), Arnold Puech D’Alissac has represented the European Constituency on the WFO Board since 2017.
He held the role of Treasurer and Vice President of the organisation.

Hear directly from his voice his candidacy announcement: