Kansas Wheat Commission

The Kansas Wheat Commission is a grower-funded, grower-governed advocacy organization working to secure the future of Kansas wheat in the global market through international trade, research, export system studies and continually improved varieties of wheat. 

Its mission is to increase wheat producer productivity and profitability through research, education and domestic and international market development. The KWC is funded by a voluntary, two cent assessment on each bushel of wheat produced in Kansas.

Meet the Kansas Wheat Commissioners

  • Brian Linin

    KWC Chairman

    Brian Linin, Goodland, was elected to the KWC in 2009. The controller for Frontier Ag, he also grows wheat, corn and soybeans. Brian and his wife, Janda have three children; Annika, Mirari and Blair...

  • Mike McClellan

    KWC Vice Chairman

    A second-generation Kansas Wheat Commissioner, Mike farms with his father, Bob, in Rooks County. He farms wheat, grain sorghum, soybeans and safflower in a no-till system that has evolved from wheat-...

  • Dave Radenberg

    KWC Secretary-Treasurer

    David Radenberg, who grows wheat, grain sorghum, alfalfa, corn and soybeans in Barton, Ellsworth and Rush counties. He is a member of the Farm Bureau Association and a past director of the Farmers Co...

  • Doug Keesling

    Former Chairman

    Doug Keesling is a fifth-generation farmer from Chase, Kansas. With more than 30+ years’ experience in farming, agribusiness, and agriculture policy, Keesling has participated in nearly every aspect...

  • Jay Armstrong

    Immediate Past Chairman

    Jay Armstrong is a second generation Commissioner, following the footsteps of his father, John.

  • Gary Millershaski

    West Central Kansas

    Gary Millershaski, Lakin, served on the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers from 2007 to 2017.

  • Jason Ochs

    District 3

    Jason Ochs joined the Kansas Wheat Commission in 2010 in order to represent farmers in Western Kansas.

  • Ron Suppes

    West Central Kansas

    Suppes has been a Kansas Wheat Commissioner since 2003, serving as Chairman in 2013-2014. He was Chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates from 2007-2008, and currently serves a member of the Board of...

  • Scott Van Allen

    South Central Kansas

    Scott Van Allen, Clearwater, has served on the KWC since 2008, representing District 6.