24 Jan Agribusiness associations hold Legislative Action Day
Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA), Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) and Kansas Cooperative Council (KCC) welcomed nearly 100 of their shared members to Topeka for the group’s annual joint Legislative Action Day on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The annual lunch and evening reception allows members of the agribusiness industry to see government in action and meet with elected officials.
“The Legislative Action Day is one of the best programs offered by KGFA, KARA and the KCC,” Kanza Cooperative chief operations officer Nick Krehbiel said. “We believe that engaging with our political representation is an important part of how our cooperative continues to provide value to our membership. We’ve been attending this for a number of years now and we deeply appreciate our industry associations providing us with a valuable forum to help foster those relationships.”
Those in attendance at the Topeka Country Club enjoyed hearing lunch-hour speeches from Governor Laura Kelly and Attorney General Derek Schmidt. Both Kelly and Schmidt promoted their office’s work positively affecting agribusiness. In the evening, members also had the opportunity to eat dinner with their legislators and get to know them in a stress-free environment.
“I had a chance to visit with my representative, which was the first time I’ve met him,” McPherson Concrete Storage Systems Inc., sales manager Dub Johnson said. “I really enjoyed visiting and getting to know him while letting him know what issues are affecting agribusiness.”