KFB's Farm Families of the Year


The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding Farm Bureau families who have distinguished themselves through participation in Farm Bureau programs and leadership, family activities, community and civic service, as well as displaying good farm operation management.


The award is an opportunity to recognize 105 farm families (single or extended) at the county level and 10 (one per KFB district) farm families (single or extended) at the state level. Applicants must be actively participating in production agriculture and selected by the county Farm Bureau. Current KFB Board members, their families and KFB staff members are not eligible.

How to Enter

Each county Farm Bureau is encouraged to annually select a deserving family and honor them at the county annual meeting or similar event. Each county Farm Bureau may submit their winning family application for one of the 10 Kansas Farm Family of the Year awards to Kansas Farm Bureau.


Each county will receive an attractive Farm Family of the Year yard sign to be presented to the winning family at the county annual meeting. Counties may also choose to give other recognition items at their discretion.
Ten Kansas Farm Family of the Year Awards (one per KFB district) will be presented at the Kansas Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Manhattan. Honorees will receive a special recognition, a commemorative gift and invite for immediate family to the Recognition Banquet.

2023 Farm Family Recipients

John and Ginny Buttenhoff — Lincoln County
Darren and Jacquelyn Felts Montgomery County
Matt and Jennifer Grabbe — Ellis County
Clint and Ashley Hornberger — Douglas County
Benny and LaLane McClure — Stevens County
Brett and Brittany Neibling — Doniphan County
Aaron, Richard Baldwin & Melissa Nelson — Barton County
Matthew and Christine Russell — Shawnee County
Michael and Amber Speer — Sedgwick County
Chuck and Julie Voelker — Montgomery County

2022 Farm Family Recipients

Chad and Cassondra Basinger Reno County
Brance and Natalie Boone  Greenwood County
Dallas and Leah Fuller   Mitchell County
Rick and Sharon Hiss  Barton County
Garrett and Randee Holaday  Jackson County
Garrett and Caley Love  Gray County
Jesse and Anna Luna  Rooks County
Kent and Rebecca Ott  Sedgwick County
Ryan and Ashley Stainbrook  Linn County
Lacey and Mark Wray  Franklin County

2021 Farm Family Recipients

Bryce and Kenley Carpenter – Jackson County

Harry and Kathleen Clubine – Allen County

Mark and Cindy Cramer – Lane County

Larry and Diane Hoobler – Wabaunsee County

Shane and Andrea Knoll – Finney County

Caleb and Shanda Mattix – Thomas County

Brent McCollough – Jewell County

Josh and Macey Mueller – Harvey County

Scotty Thellman – Douglas County

Brian Wetta – Sedgwick County

2020 Farm Family Recipients


Berry and Carla Bortz – Pratt County

Bill and Joy Carp – Sedgwick County

Clint and Jessica Dearden – Scott County

David and Addi Foster – Bourbon County

Adam and Crystal Ifland – Smith County

Jeff and Ashley Goodman – Jackson County

Brad and Jamie Niehues – Stevens County

Bruce and Jennifer Thomas – Shawnee County