The KFB Legal Foundation Mission
We are dedicated in providing education, information and research that will provide the continued well-being of all persons directly engaged in agriculture or related enterprises. We advocate for the agricultural industry and defend social and economic justice for farmers and ranchers. We want to unlock the potential in agricultural producers to improve their quality of life.
Enhance the viability and economic livelihood of farmers and ranchers of the State of Kansas. To create a growing and thriving industry that allows the young members of the agricultural community to flourish in the future.
The headlines in the newspapers and on television are full of multi-million dollar lawsuits. As these lawsuits become more numerous, we are starting to see a growing trend of these issues entering the agricultural industry. Kansas Farm Bureau is, once again, taking the initiative to ensure that its members are informed and educated about these matters. Today, federal, state and local laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations impacting farmers and ranchers are significantly more multifaceted and complex than ever before. In addition to the continually changing rules that have been imposed on the farm community is the added presence of environmental groups, changing demographics, urban sprawl and a vast global economy. As it becomes more difficult for Kansas farmers and ranchers to maintain an existence, let alone to keep up with the revolution of changes that affect them, Farm Bureau began looking for answers. The Kansas Farm Bureau board of directors believes that to be an effective farm organization during the 21st Century, it must recognize these changes and adapt accordingly.
Programs & Education
We offer a number of services to Kansas Farm Bureau members.
Research and Analysis
We gather, assemble and analyze laws, regulations and court cases from numerous sources to identify problems and challenges that may negatively impact producers located within the State of Kansas.
We provide and coordinate educational seminars on topical issues.
We provide and coordinate direct legal assistance to the Kansas Farm Bureau, County Farm Bureaus and individual members.
Peer and Organizational Networks
We provide assistance in creating and managing networks of professionals and organizations to assist in the development and dissemination of information and resources to protect not only our agricultural community, but also all agriculture communities throughout the United States.
*The documents and statements contained on this site are provided for informational purposes and do not constitute legal advice by the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation or any of its staff. In addition, this site is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between the viewer and the Legal Foundation. You should not act or rely on the information contained in this site without seeking and consulting with an attorney of your choice. If you have questions about the Legal Foundation or the information contained on this site, please contact Mike Irvin using the 'Contact Us' information on this page.
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