Agricultural Advisory Committees
Kansas Farm Bureau Agricultural Advisory Committees are responsible for the introduction and discussion of issues related to the specific commodities, as well as policy review and development. Committee members must be voting members of the organization and active producers of the respective commodity. Committee members may serve a maximum of three one-year terms, and should expect to participate in teleconferences and one in-person meeting per year, which usually take place in Manhattan, KS. The president of Kansas Farm Bureau appoints members to the following committees: beef, dairy, environmental and natural resources, feedgrains, hay and forage, oilseeds, sheep and goat, swine, and wheat. Click here to learn more.
County Farm Bureau Board of Directors
County Farm Bureau board of directors members are selected through a county election. Those considered must be voting members of the organization. Members are expected to participate in regular board meetings and help guide and direct the work of the county organization.
Membership and Promotion Committee
The Membership & Promotion Committee advises the Board of Directors on issues to promote membership growth and interest in the organization’s programs and services. Committee members represent their district for a maximum of three one-year terms. The committee meets three times per year at various locations throughout the state. Click here to learn more.
The Kansas Farm Bureau Resolutions Committee addresses issues related to production agriculture and rural and community life in Kansas. The committee develops tentative resolutions for consideration by voting delegates at the annual meeting. Committee members should be active and involved agricultural producers and must be voting members in their respective county Farm Bureaus. Each committee member is appointed by the president of Kansas Farm Bureau upon nomination by the district director, and may serve a maximum of three one-year terms. They are expected to participate in three meetings per year, the Kansas Farm Bureau annual meeting and various issue surfacing and listening posts within their districts.
The purpose of the SpokesPeople and Educators for Agriculture in Kansas (SPEAK) Team is to address the social, political and marketing challenges farmers and ranchers face. Volunteers meet with elected officials, engage on social media channels, give media interviews, write advocacy pieces and/or conduct farm and ranch tours. Participants can choose to participate or opt out of specific activities of the team. Participants be KFB members and must have some experience in communications or media training. To apply, click here for the online application.
The Kansas Farm Bureau VOTE FBF Board solicits county input for the endorsement process for elections to the Kansas Senate, Kansas House of Representatives, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives and other offices. Once the Board has considered county recommendations, it endorses candidates. VOTE FBF Board members must be contributors to the VOTE FBF fund. The Board consists of county Farm Bureau members elected at their respective district caucuses. Board members may serve a maximum of two three-year terms. Click here to learn more.
Women’s Leadership Committee
The Kansas Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Kansas Farm Bureau Board of Directors. The committee’s purpose is to develop and promote leadership skills for members of the organization, raise awareness and advocate for policies that positively impact the role of women in agriculture. Committee members must be voting members of the organization. The committee is elected by voting delegates at the annual meeting. Odd numbered districts elect in even numbered years, and even numbered districts elect in odd numbered years. Committee members serve two-year terms, and should expect to participate in three meetings per year. Click here to learn more.
The Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee’s role is to plan and implement programming for YF&R members throughout their respective districts and the state, including an annual conference, and provide ideas and assistance in surfacing young members and developing leaders. The committee consists of a representative or couple from each district. Committee members must be voting members of the organization between the ages of 18 and 35, and are appointed by their respective district directors. Committee members serve two-year terms, and are expected to participate in committee meetings and events. Click here to learn more.