KFB Adds to Beef Verification Solution Staff

Kelly Muir to serve as program coordinator.

Rooks County native Kelly Muir has been hired by Kansas Farm Bureau as Beef Verification Solution program coordinator. Muir will primarily support Kansas and Nebraska-based Verification Centers and work with producers to offer solutions for animal identification, age/source verification and National Animal Identification System compliance. He will also work closely with the Kansas BVS team, headquartered in Manhattan.

The Beef Verification Solution offers customized, information management solutions that enable beef producers to collect individual animal information, connect to other segments of the livestock industry, comply with regulatory identification programs and improve their livestock operations.

"We're excited to bring Kelly on board," said Mark Nelson, commodities director with Kansas Farm Bureau. "He has experience with our program, understands the benefits of age/source verification and brings a wealth of animal identification knowledge."

Muir comes to Kansas Farm Bureau from Landmark Implement, Phillipsburg, where he worked as shop foreman/service manager for six years. Muir has also hosted a BVS verification center since 2005, working with local cattle producers to manage animal data and participate in the AgInfoLink Process Verified Program.

Muir grew up on a diversified crop and cattle operation in Rooks County, where he was active in 4-H and FFA. He currently operates his own 50-head, beef cow operation and is vice-president of the Rooks County Farm Bureau.

The Beef Verification Solution is a confidential, animal identification program developed by Kansas Farm Bureau's Agriculture Solutions and AgInfoLink, providing ranch level solutions for individual animal data collection, management and communication. More information is available at www.agsolusa.com/bvs.

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