The following is attributable to Kansas Farm Bureau President Rich Felts:

“We welcome the appointment of Dr. Richard Linton as President of Kansas State University. President Linton has a proven track record of leadership in higher education and a deep understanding of agriculture, including the land grant mission Kansas State University was founded on. President Linton knows farmers and ranchers in Kansas rely on the university to conduct research on everything from new seed genetics to cures for livestock disease, in addition to training the next generation of agriculturists. I’m looking forward to working with him to improve Kansas agriculture, rural communities and the state overall.

“I’d also like to thank outgoing President Richard Myers for his dedication to the university and leadership for all Kansans through his service to our country and the university. Congratulations on your well-earned retirement.”