Kansas Cattlemen’s Association Votes on Policy and New Board Members
There are a number of ag organizations out there today, but when it comes to setting policy, the Kansas Cattlemen’s Association (KCA) sets itself apart. When producer members met at the annual business meeting in November, members had the opportunity to address each current policy and voted to put resolutions on a ballot for every voting member to receive by mail.
“This is something that makes KCA unique. While some organizations are structured where a select few make policy decisions for the entire membership, KCA producers each receive a mail-in ballot. Our annual business meeting provides the opportunity for members to put initiatives onto the ballot, and then the official ballot gets mailed to every producer member. KCA completes the process in December with the Board of Directors counting ballots, and we now have the results,” stated KCA Executive Director Tyler Dupy.
This year, the membership voted on 28 policies, renewing 24 current policies that were set to expire. Renewed policies include supporting state and federal legislation involvement, value added programs, mandatory price reporting an