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Kansas Farm Bureau president to retire after 17 with ag organization

By The Herald Staff | 3/12/2014

MANHATTAN — After serving on Kansas Farm Bureau’s board of directors for 17 years, Ottawa County farmer Steve Baccus has announced he will retire Dec. 3 as president of the organization.

“Farm Bureau has been my life for a long time,” Baccus said. “There is nothing better than working for the farmers and ranchers of Kansas Farm Bureau. My wife, Pat, and I have had long conversations about this, and together we have decided now is the time.”

MANHATTAN — After serving on Kansas Farm Bureau’s board of directors for 17 years, Ottawa County farmer Steve Baccus has announced he will retire Dec. 3 as president of the organization.

“Farm Bureau has been my life for a long time,” Baccus said. “There is nothing better than working for the farmers and ranchers of Kansas Farm Bureau. My wife, Pat, and I have had long conversations about this, and together we have decided now is the time.”

Baccus served as vice president of the organization for five years, and has served as president of the organization since 2002.

“Steve has been an outstanding president,” Terry Holdren, Kansas Farm Bureau chief executive officer and general counsel, said. “His leadership on behalf of our members can be seen in the strength and respect KFB enjoys across the state. The state of Kansas, and our farmers and ranchers, have benefited from his hard work.”

Kansas Farm Bureau represents grassroots agriculture, the organization said. Established in 1919, the non-profit advocacy group bills itself as supporting farm families who earn their living in a changing industry.

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