Jackson County Farm Bureau Association
Jackson County Farm Bureau Assn. is a grassroots voice for agriculture. It actively serves Farm Bureau members in Jackson County through advocacy and education with programs and services.
Jackson County Farm Bureau Association, 521 N. Arizona, Holton, KS 66436
In an effort to enhance engagement on issues that face the farmers and ranchers of Kansas Farm Bureau, the KFB board of directors has implemented an issue engagement project. Approximately once a month, a new topic will be covered by a board member, and the goal is to receive feedback from our members. For each topic, a short video and discussion paper will be posted on the KFB website, along with a link to a survey with a few questions. This month's topic, the Value of Membership, has been posted and is ready for your viewing, discussion and feedback at :
2017 USDA REPORTS TRIP
The 2017 USDA Reports Trip was a great. It began on Tuesday, August 8th, ended on Thursday, August 10th and included several tours and visits with agencies and other agricultural-based companies including:
•A tour of the BNSF Intermodal Logistics Park near Edgerton, KS; •Tours of two BNSF Logistics Park tenants, DeLong Grain and Coldpoint Logistics; •An educational seminar from Kansas State Statistician, Doug Bounds, NASS; •A Field Demonstration of how NASS Enumerators collect data for the NASS “Objective Yield Estimates;” •Legislative updates from AFBF staff, Bob Young and Mary Kay Thatcher; •A visit to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and discussions with CFTC Chairman Giancarlo, his Chief of staff, Michael Gill and several CFTC staff; •Participation in the USDA Lockup and crop reports to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue and USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson; which included a tour, discussions with NASS and WAOB staff, and a picture with Secretary Perdue; •Capital visits with staff from U.S. Senator Jerry Moran and U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman – Senate Agriculture Committee; and •A visit and discussion with National Association of Wheat Growers staff including Vice President, Policy and Communications, Joshua Tonsager.
KFB Members and County Farm Bureaus that participated in the KFB USDA Reports Trip to DC f
Front row: KS State Statistician, Doug Bounds, Matt Hines, Jackson County, Amy France, Wichita County, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, Diane Fishburn, Douglas County, KFB 10th District Board Member, Kevin Holle;
Back row: KFB 1st District Board Member, Glenn Brunkow, Bryan Fishburn, Douglas County, Steve Porubsky, Shawnee County, Gimmie Jo Jansonius, Phillips County, and Mark Nelson, KFB staff