JAN. 30 • 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

Lynn Rogers

Lieutenant Governor
State of Kansas

The Rogers File

Lynn Rogers is a businessman, State Senator, and former Wichita Board of Education president, who has been fighting for Kansas families for decades.

Lynn spent over thirty years traveling Kansas as an agriculture banker assisting farmers and ranchers with financial planning and investment. He worked to provide more than $750 million in leasing and financing services to farmers, ranchers, and grain cooperatives. This experience helped him understand the challenges Kansans in rural communities and in the agricultural sector face.

In 2001, Lynn was elected to the Wichita USD 259 Board of Education. He worked on behalf of the children and parents in Wichita serving as president or vice-president for seven of those years. Lynn also volunteered on his local Parent Teacher Organization and his local church.

Lynn was elected to the Kansas Senate in 2016 to represent the 25th District. He was one of several moderate legislators who were elected with a mission to reverse the Brownback tax plan and put Kansas back on track. He is a commonsense leader who has a passion for public schools and improving the lives of Kansas families.

Lynn has lived in Wichita for over 30 years with his wife, Kris. They have three adult children – Kyle, Kelsey, and Keegan – all of whom are graduates of Wichita North High School.

Ron Ryckman Jr.

Speaker of the House
Kansas Legislature

Ron Seeber

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

The Seeber File

Ron Seeber was hired as KGFA’s president and CEO in October 2017 after working for the association since July 2008. He guides and coordinates association activities to include those of members and staff. Seeber is also responsible for maintaining 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.

He maintains a cooperative working relationship with all Regional National Organizations that we are affiliated with (NGFA, AFIA, GEAPS, TEGMA, NAEGA, ARA, CLA ,TFI, MACA and BIO.) He communicates KGFA/KARA policies and issues to those associations. He has regular communication with KGFA/KARA Chairmen, officers and members of the board and with committees and task forces on policy, programs and issues of both associations as appropriate.

Seeber earned a Political Science Degree from the University of Kansas. After graduating in 1991, he worked for Senator Bob Dole in Washington, DC until the Senator’s resignation from the United State’s Senate and unsuccessful Presidential Campaign. He moved back to Kansas in 1997 and worked as the Assistant Secretary of Administration for Governor Bill Graves, Political Director of the Kansas Republican Party , and then lobbied for 6 years for firm representing over 30 different companies and associations.

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. 30 • 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

2019 Legislative Session Preview

Presented by: Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers
Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman Jr.

Topeka Country Club

1 p.m.

Issues Update

Presented by: Randy Stookey & Shahira Stafford

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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