JAN. 22 • TOPEKA

Welcome

Legislative Action Day is the one day every year the agribusiness industry converges on Topeka to meet with elected officials and provide a platform for agriculture.

Featured Speakers

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Ron Seeber

President and CEO
Kansas Grain and Feed Association
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association

The Seeber File

Ron Seeber is the President and CEO of the Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA).  Established in 1896, the KGFA is a voluntary state association with a membership encompassing the entire spectrum of the grain receiving, storage, processing and shipping industry in the state of Kansas.  KGFA’s membership includes over 950 Kansas business locations and represents 99% of the commercially licensed grain storage in the state.  Ron is has been with the KGFA since 2008 and the President since 2017.  He is only the 6th President to serve in the association’s 123 year history.

In his role, Ron directs the vision, mission and strategy of the membership-based organization, advocating for Kansas agribusiness by creating a sustainable business climate through collaborative policy leadership, continuous education and effective communication.  He is responsible for maintaining and nurturing a professional relationship with government, other associations, allied industry, educational institutions and the general public as necessary and in the best interest of the association and for attainment of its objectives.

Ron Seeber is a native Kansan, grew up in El Dorado, and earned a Political Science Degree from the University of Kansas. After graduating in 1991, he worked for Senator Bob Dole in Washington, DC until 1996.  Ron then returned home and worked as the Deputy Secretary of Administration for Governor Bill Graves, Political Director of the Kansas Republican Party, and as a lobbyist for a law firm representing over 30 different companies, associations, and a Native American tribe.

Ron Seeber and wife, Jennifer, have three daughters, a labradoodle and an insane cat.

Randy Stookey

Senior Vice President
Kansas Grain and Feed Association
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association

The Stookey File

Randy Stookey was promoted to senior vice president after serving as the association’s general counsel since November 2011. Stookey is the lead lobbyist for the Associations and the contact for government affairs stakeholders from member companies and for lobbying clients. During the Legislative Session, Stookey monitors and responds to all bills of consequence for the industry. In addition, Stookey assists in the management of the Kansas Agri Business Council, the Associations’ Joint Political Action Committee.

Stookey is responsible for keeping current on all issues affecting the agribusiness industries and remaining knowledgeable on the regulations and laws pertaining to the grain and feed, fertilizer and agrichemical industries. Stookey is also the staff contact for Legislative Committees. As General Counsel, Stookey assists the President, Executive staff, Board, and membership with addressing legal questions and compliance issues.

Event Schedule

[ Jan. 22 • 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. ]

11 a.m.

Onsite Registration

Get into the event early and beat the rush.

Topeka Country Club

11:30 a.m.

Welcome and Invocation

Presented by: Ron Seeber & Brandi Miller

Topeka Country Club

Noon

2020Legislative Session Preview

Presented by: TBD

Topeka Country Club

1 p.m.

Issues Update

Presented by: Randy Stookey

Topeka Country Club

2 p.m.

Personal Legislator Visits

Kansas Capitol

3:30 p.m.

Committee Hearings

House Agriculture and other 3:30 p.m., committees

Kansas Capitol

5 – 7 p.m.

Reception with Legislators

Topeka Country Club

Location

Capitol Plaza Hotel
1717 Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, Kansas 66612
785-431-7200

Discounted rates until Jan. 4

Topeka Country Club
2700 SW Buchanan
Topeka, Kansas 66611
785-354-8561

Legislative Action Day is FREE

Legislative Action Day is free to attend thanks to a joint sponsorship by the Kansas Grain and Feed Association, Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association and Kansas Cooperative Council.

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