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Kansas Agri-Women Choose New Leaders

Jean Goslin chosen to lead Kansas Agri-Women for next year; board member also chosen.

Kansas Agri-Women elected Jean Goslin of Dwight as preisdent and chose a new board of directors at its 2014 annual meeting in Topeka.

Kansas Agri-Women is an affiliate of American Agri-Women, the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women. Both groups are celebrating 40 years since their founding.

The 2014 board includes:
President – Jean Goslin, Dwight
Past President – Bobbi Olivier, Harper
1st Vice President – Lesley Schmidt, Park City
2nd Vice President – Rosemerry Hansen-Crubel, St. George
Secretary – Lisa Nichols, Carbondale
Treasurer – Donnell Scott, Manhattan
Newsletter Editors – Abby Amick, Alma, and Katelin (Unruh) Hendricks, Manhattan
National and State Legislation – Chris Wilson, Manhattan
Public Relations – Lynn Woolf, Milton
Web Page Coordinator – Jerilyn Longren, Derby

District directors include:
Northwest - Marlene Peters, Phillipsburg
Southwest– Emily Evans, Bucklin
Western Kansas - Jean Pettibone, Kanorado
North Central– Buenta Burger, Clay Center
South Central– Barbara Roux, Moundridge
Northeast - Lori Bammerlin, Manhattan
Eastern - Wanda Kinney, Carbondale

Additional officers:
Flint Hills Chapter President – Lori Bammerlin, Manhattan
Youth Outreach - Angie Bergmeier, Hutchinson

Kansas Agri-Women focuses on ag education and advocacy. Its motto: "From Producer to Consumer with Understanding." The group's main project for 2014 is to upgrade some of its older "One Kansas Farmer Feeds" highway signs on state and county highways. In the past 2 years, the group has updated the production numbers to read "One Kansas Farmer feeds 155 people + you!"

The group also has a smaller, metal yard-sign version of the signs available for $45 plus shipping as well as a poster version available for $5 plus shipping.

"We hope Kansas businesses and organizations will display the signs — and join us in showing off pride for Kansas agriculture," says Goslin.

Kansas Agri-Women's ongoing projects include sponsoring Agriland at the Kansas State Fair, the Women Managing the Farm conference and other educational and advocacy events. The group is also involved in legislative advocacy on the state and national level and offers leadership development for its members.

For more information about sponsoring a highway sign or purchasing a yard sign or poster, please contact [email protected] For more information about events or to join, visit the Kansas Agri-Women web site. Follow the group on Twitter and on Facebook.

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