Brown County Conservation District Annual Meeting to be held
Submitted by Niki Tollefson, District Manager
The Brown County Conservation District will be holding their Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Fisher Center, 201 E. Iowa Street in Hiawatha. A meal provided by Morrill and Janes Bank and Trust will be served.
The Board of Supervisors will make a full and due report of their activities and financial affairs since the last annual meeting and will conduct an election of two supervisors to serve for a term of three years. The terms of current supervisors, Michael Lanter and Mathew Elliott, are expiring.
Dr. Mykel Taylor will be the featured guest speaker for the annual meeting. Dr. Taylor is an associate professor in the department of agricultural economics at Kansas State University. Dr. Taylor’s research and extension programs are focused in the area of farm management.
She grew up on a cattle ranch in Montana and attended Montana State University majoring in agribusiness management. Her Ph.D in economics is from North Carolina State University. She has worked in extension positions at both Kansas State University and Washington State University.
Some of her current research areas include measuring basis risk for commodity grains, evaluation of Farm Bill commodity programs and analyzing trends in Kansas agricultural land values, rental rates and leasing arrangements. She will be presenting a talk focusing on Kansas’ agricultural land values, rental rates and fair leasing agreements.
The annual Bankers Awards will be presented to Matthew Mueller, Kenneth Krug, James T. Holthaus and Willie and Katie Geisendorf; the Buffer Award Winner to Tom Kidwell; and the Grassland Award winners to Dan and Jan Hermesch.
There is no charge for the meal, but please call Niki at the Brown County Conservation District Office by Feb. 16 to make a reservation for the meal. The office phone number is 785-742-3161, ext. 331 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.