MANHATTAN – The farmers and ranchers of the state’s leading agriculture advocacy organization today announced their endorsements of incumbent Rep. Tracey Mann in Kansas’ 1st District.

The formal endorsement came from Kansas Farm Bureau’s (KFB) political action committee, Voters Organized to Elect Farm Bureau Friends (VOTE FBF), comprised of active farmer/rancher members elected by their peers from each of KFB’s 10 geographic districts. 

The KFB VOTE FBF endorsement process began earlier this year with individual recommendations from the autonomous county Farm Bureau organizations. The 60 counties in the 1st U.S. House District provided district-level feedback that factored into VOTE FBF’s endorsement.

“Rep. Tracey Mann has represented the Big First with distinction,” Joe Newland, president of KFB says. “Feedback from county Farm Bureaus cited Rep. Mann’s continued outreach as one of the reasons members are confident he is the best choice for the 1st District.”

Kansas Farm Bureau’s VOTE FBF fund was established in 1993 to elect candidates who understand agriculture and advocate on its behalf. Since its inception, endorsed candidates have won their respective elections in more than 90 percent of races. To learn more about VOTE FBF, visit