Kansas Farm Bureau's 102nd Annual Meeting

President's Welcome

Welcome to Manhattan, and welcome to Kansas Farm Bureau’s 101st Annual Meeting. I’d like you to take just a second and reflect on that. For more than 100 years we’ve been the largest general farm organization in the state. That’s allowed us to help members through advocacy, education and service. It’s an impressive feat that we should all take pride in. I also want to thank you for taking the time to celebrate our rich history and work to ensure a bright future. These next two days are important for our organization, agriculture and the rural way of life we’ve chosen because members have the chance to see old friends and make new ones. Our success as an organization is directly related to the relationships we build here and at home. The bonds created between our members, our leaders and our representatives in Topeka and Washington are what will continue to power Kansas Farm Bureau for the next 100 years. Like the crops and livestock we raise, our relationships need tending to reach their full potential. I ask that you keep that in mind this week as we celebrate our storied past and embark on our prosperous future. Thank you for your commitment to Kansas Farm Bureau; and thank you for all the work you do to improve the lives of rural Kansans.

Rich Felts
Kansas Farm Bureau