KAWG officer featured in Agri-Pulse 50 under 50

Posted August 13, 2014

Photo: David Schemm.
As part of their six-week series, “Packing Political Punch in Rural America,” Agri-Pulse featured 50 farmers and ranchers under the age of 50 who are getting involved in leadership organizations and associations throughout the agricultural industry. One of the individuals showcased is NAWG’s current Secretary-Treasurer David Schemm, a wheat grower from Sharon Springs, Kansas. Schemm is the past-president of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers. He’s also served on his local school board for 12 years. 

The article mentions, “Upon graduating from college, David saw the need to return to his rural roots, and continuing the family’s farming operation. He believes people should step outside their comfort zone and expand their social networks in order to create lasting impacts in agriculture.”

According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, the average farmer is 58.3 years old, and it is encouraging to know there are numerous young farmers and ranchers stepping up to leadership roles and making a difference for future generations.