Kansas Association of Wheat Growers

The Kansas Association of Wheat Growers is a member-governed organization representing wheat growers in planning legislation, advising government and international agencies on matters affecting wheat and providing grass-roots leadership to the U.S. wheat industry.

Dues to KAWG are $100 per year.

Meet the KAWG Board of Directors

  • Ken Wood

    President

    Ken Wood of Dickinson County was named to the KAWG Board of Directors in February, 2012.

  • Justin Knopf

    Vice President

    Justin Knopf, Salina, became District 5 director following the death of Bruce Otte. Knopf is partner in a diversified Saline County farm operation that includes wheat, alfalfa, corn, soybeans and...

  • Rick Horton

    Secretary-Treasurer

    Rick Horton farms with his father and two brothers in Wichita County, Kansas.

  • Michael Jordan

    Past President

    Mike Jordan, Beloit, serves on the KAWG Board of Directors because he believes it is vital to support his commodity organizations. He grows wheat, milo, soybeans and corn in north central Kansas,...

  • John Hildebrand

    Membership Director District 6

    Hildebrand raises wheat, milo, alfalfa and black angus cattle on his sixth generation farm in south central Kansas. He also works off the farm as the conservation specialist for the Big Bend...

  • Theron Haresnape

    At-Large

    Theron Haresnape, Lebanon, joined the KAWG Board of Directors in 2013. He and his wife, Lori, have a diversified crop and livestock operation in Smith County. They are active in Kansas Farm Bureau,...

  • Chris Tanner

    Membership Director District 1

    Sharing the stories of good harvests and not-so-great ones with legislators is one reason Chris said he has stayed involved in organizations since early on in his farming career.  He joined the KAWG...

  • Kelsey Olson

    Associate Member Director

    Kelsey Olson serves as a functional planner for Syngenta Seeds.

  • Eric Sperber

    Associate Member Director

    Eric Sperber, Colby, joined the KAWG Board of Directors in 2011. Sperber considers this to be a pivotal time for winter wheat and he wants to be involved in policy regarding quality and acre...