Commodity News -
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 09:21
The Kansas Cattlemen's Association welcomes Jake Geiger and Zack Goodman to the board of directors. Both gentlemen, from northeast Kansas, have distinct backgrounds that will contribute to the growth, diversity and progression of the KCA.
Goodman has been employed by the Kansas Attorney General's Office and has participated in the state legislative process in both 2009 and 2010 as an intern in the House of Representatives and in the Kansas State Senate. During his years attending Washburn University, he also gained Kansas State Supreme Court Mediation Certification.
"Zack has been involved with KCA for several years and actively works to promote the independent cattleman. He has aided with membership growth and legislative issues and has experience in leadership roles," states KCA Executive Director Brandy Carter.
Geiger hopes to make progress with forming coalitions with noncattle groups as part of his work on the KCA Board of Directors.
Geiger explains, "We live in a political world, and there is a lot of untapped political support in the general public for livestock production." Geiger believes it is important to widen the support for KCA.
"Jake brings a unique perspective to KCA. As a producer, he knows the value of rural communities, but Jake is also the Chairman of the Missouri River Basin Community of Kansas. His knowledge of water issues will be greatly valued as these are all relevant to the cattle industry", Carter remarks.
Other Board members serving the KCA membership are Paul Acton, President, from Blue Mound; Aaron Winter, Vice President, from Dodge City; Ivan Reimer, Secretary/Treasurer from Meade, Mason Greene from El Dorado; Danny Herrmann from Ford; and Ronnie Rogers from Cedar Vale.
With the leadership from the board of directors, KCA continues to be the only organization in Kansas that exclusively works to promote the interest of independent cattlemen.