Kansas Soybean Commission Elects Officers
August 11, 2020 – The Kansas Soybean Commission elected its 2020-2021 officers Aug. 7 during its annual meeting. Reelected to lead the KSC as chairman is Bob Haselwood, Shawnee County. Also reelected were Ron Ohlde, Washington County, as vice chairman; Gary Robbins, Pottawatomie County, as secretary and Raylen Phelon, Osage County, treasurer.
Other commissioners serving this year are Kurt Maurath of Logan County, Keith Miller, Barton County; Dennis Gruenbacher, Sedgwick County; Mike Bellar, Elk County; and Lance Rezac, Pottawatomie County.
The Kansas Soybean Commission, established in 1977 and headquartered in Topeka, includes nine volunteer farmer-commissioners who are elected by their peers. They oversee investments of the legislated “soybean checkoff” assessment in research, consumer information, market development, industry relations and farmer outreach to improve the profit opportunities for all Kansas soybean farmers.