Glenn is a fifth-generation farmer in the Northern Flint Hills of Pottawatomie County, and serves on the Kansas Farm Bureau board of directors. When he’s not working on the farm and ranch, he writes his own weekly column called Dust on the Dashboard. He was a county Extension agent for 19 years before returning to farm and ranch full time.
It would be my wish that all of you could attend an AFBF convention so you could get a taste of all the types of ag, viewpoints and opinions we represent.
My point is 2020 was not a good year, but I do know is those of us in agriculture have learned to deal with adversity and keep moving forward.
Those of us in agriculture have always risen to the challenge. No one is more productive than the American farmer, we are without a doubt the best in the business.
It is critical all of us as members contribute to the Foundation. I know money is tight and ag prices have seen better days. Any gift is appreciated, and all gifts go toward important work.
I cannot tell you just how important the upcoming primary and the general election are for our nation and for agriculture. We need to make sure the right people are elected.
I ask that each of us make the effort to share the story of how we are #stillfarming to provide the food to feed a hungry world. This is our time and our opportunity to make an impact.
As a farmer, staying “alone” may be easier than those who live and work in the city. For the most part, our lives have gone on unchanged, unless you have crops or livestock to sell.
I truly wish that everyone would have the opportunity to come to Washington, D.C. and get involved with the governance of our great nation.
The YF&R program is something that is near and dear to my heart. It's where Jennifer and I got our first taste of KFB and saw the power and importance of being involved.
We are seeing our population drop in most of rural Kansas, which means our political influence also is shrinking. We are seeing political power swing to more populated areas.