Board of Directors
Kuntz_Dustin

Harveyville Seed Co., Inc.
Harveyville

Dustin Kuntz

Chairman
Dieckmann_Kevin

Brandt Inc.
Olathe

Kevin Dieckmann

Vice Chairman
Morris_Scott

ProValue Insurance
Hutchinson

Scott Morris

Second Vice Chairman
Nelson_Lance

Alliance Ag & Grain, LLC
Haviland

Lance Nelson

Immediate Past Chairman
Beachner-Gary-Web

Beachner Grain
Parsons

Gary Beachner

Board Member
Bucl-Bryan

Nutrien Ag Solutions
Goddard

Bryan Bucl

Board Member
Farney_Yance

KOCH Fertilizer Co.
Wichita

Yance Farney

Board Member
Foss_Justin

Simplot Growers Solutions
Edson

Justin Foss

Board Member
Grilliot_Jim

Midwest Laboratories, Inc.
Hesston

Jim Grilliot

Board Member
Jeff-Holling

Central Valley Ag
Beloit

Jeff Holling

Board Member
Krehbiel_Nick

Kanza Coop
Pratt

Nick Krehbiel

Board Member
Laverentz_Brian

FMC
Overland Park

Brian Laverentz

Board Member
Loecker-Jami-2022

Syngenta
Manhattan

Jami Loecker

Board Member
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Rosen's Inc.
Great Bend

Roger Long

Board Member
Mayberry_Warren

Corteva Agriscience
Austin, Texas

Warren Mayberry

Board Member
Ochs_Justin

Skyland Grain
Johnson

Justin Ochs

Board Member
Pearl_OJ

J.B. Pearl Sales and Service
St. Mary's

O.J. Pearl

Board Member
Spears_Dave

MKC
Moundridge

Dave Spears

Board Member
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Pride Ag Resources
Dodge City

Tim Spector

Board Member
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WinField United

Ron Telecky

Board Member
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Bayer
St. Louis, Mo.

Dave Tierney

Board Member
Vance-Mark

Garden City Coop
Garden City

Mark Vance

Board Member
Wegner_Mark

ADM Wholesale Fertilizer
Overland Park

Mark Wegner

Board Member
Witthuhn-Toby

Bondurant Crop Service
Ness City

Toby Witthuhn

Board Member
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association Staff
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Ron Seeber was hired as KARA's president and CEO in October 2017 after working for the association since July 2008.

Ron Seeber

President and CEO
Stookey_Randy

Randy Stookey is the lead lobbyist for the association and provides guidance addressing legal questions and compliance issues.

Randy Stookey

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Staci-Storey-Web

Staci Storey has been with KARA since October 2016. She is responsible for KARA's accounting system including financial reports and oversight, accounts payable & accounts receivable and personnel records.

Staci Storey

Senior Vice President | Chief Financial Officer
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Trae Green oversees all communications, marketing and branding products provided by the association. He also serves as a member of the legislative team.

Trae Green

Associate Vice President: External Affairs & Creative Services
Anschutz_Lisa_Web

Lisa Anschutz is responsible for maintaining membership records, directory listings, email addresses for electronic communications, educational programs & major meeting registration.

Lisa Anschutz

Senior Director of Internal Operations
Storey_Sidney

Sidney Storey joined the association in 2019 and took control of all event planning in January of 2022. She oversees coordination and execution of more than 30 events the association conducts each year including the Kansas Agri Business Expo.

Sidney Storey

Director of Event Planning
Clay-Fagan-2022

Clay Fagan joined the association in 2022 and is responsible for the management of the associations’ membership recruitment and retention programs. He is also responsible
for the development and coordination of 20-plus training program offerings.

Clay Fagan

Director of Member Investment and Training
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Trisha Fassnacht grew up in Muscotah, Kansas. She is a 2021 graduate, earning a degree in agribusiness from Kansas State University and a bible and leadership degree from Manhattan Christian College. Fassnacht will serve as the association's administrative assistant and she looks forward to meeting its members. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, helping on the family farm and taking care of her shih tzu.

Trisha Fassnacht

Administrative Assistant
Past Chairmen

1960 | A.H. Stephenson
1961 | R.M. Easley
1962 | B.I. Whitlock
1963 | Bill Morand
1964 | Bill Morand
1965 | Robert G. Exon
1966 | Kenneth Johnson
1967 | R.H. Meridith
1968 | Lloyd K. Clausen
1969 | Royal Reed
1970 | Darrell Staley
1971 | Bernard Kastens
1972 | Jack Hendrix
1973 | Don Epps

1974 | Don Larson
1975 | Roger Wolfe
1976 | Gerald Fraser
1977 | Edgar Haynie
1978 | Bill Armfield
1979 | Bob Schwanzle
1980 | Charles Johnson
1981 | Richard Partington
1982 | Alan Kimmal
1983 | Galen Mears
1984 | Larry Murphy
1985 | Mike Pearl
1986 | Mike Kleiber
1987 | Chuck Kuntz

1988 | Greg Clark
1989 | Jerry Boettcher
1990 | Mike VanCampen
1991 | Tom Naasz
1992 | Warren Beavers
1993 | David Selman
1994 | Mike Fraser
1995 | Steve Kruse
1996 | Mel Steinlage
1997 | Roxanne Gutschenritter
1998 | Johnny Schaben
1999 | Mike Erhart
2000 | Charlie Swayze
2001 | Keith Karnes

2002 | Jim Lee
2003 | Max Sudbeck
2004 | Larry Shivers
2005 | Bill Hocraffer
2006-07 | Doyle Pearl
2008 | Alan Stone
2009-11 | Randy Whisenhunt
2011-13 | Doug Wright
2013-15 | Mike Shirley
2016-17 | Kevin Brady
2017-19 | Clark Pearson
2019-21 | Lance Nelson

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