Senate Gives Nod to Bioscience Authority Appointments

Senate Gives Nod to Bioscience Authority Appointments

Dale Rodman, Lee Borck join Kansas Bioscience Authority, which helps recruit bioscience industries to Kansas.

Gov. Sam Brownback's two appointments to the Kansas Bioscience Authority have received Senate approval.

The two new KBA members are Dale Rodman of Topeka, who currently serves at the Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, and Lee Borck, of Manhattan, who is chairman of Innovative Livestock Services and of the Beef Marketing Group Cooperative.

 "Both of these new board members have the necessary experience and unique qualifications to improve the Kansas Bioscience Authority," Brownback said.  "I appreciate their willingness to take on these additional responsibilities.  Their efforts will make Kansas even better."

Senate Gives Nod to Bioscience Authority Appointments

Rodman has nearly fifty years of agribusiness experience that includes working in national and international agriculture business development and management.  After graduating from Kansas State University College of Agriculture in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in Feed Milling, Rodman worked for Cargill, Inc. a total of 37 years in various management positions in Kansas, across the country and around the world. 

Rodman also served as president of Tramco, Inc, a family-owned manufacturer of heavy duty, dry bulk conveying systems in Wichita.  Rodman left retirement in 2011 at the request of Brownback to serve the Kansas agricultural industry.

Lee Borck earned his bachelor's degree in Agriculture Economics at Kansas State University in 1970.   He is chairman of Innovative Livestock Services and of the Beef Marketing Group Cooperative.  In 2011, Borck was named to Ingram's "50 Kansans You Should Know" and was elected into the "Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame".

Rodman succeeds KBA board member Sandra Lawrence and Borck succeeds John Carlin.  Brownback's only other appointment to the 11-member KBA board was last year when the Senate confirmed his pick of Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George.
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