Posted January 28, 2015
The National Association of Wheat Growers presented three Kansans with Wheat Advocate Awards this week. The Wheat Advocate Award is given annually to Members of Congress who have demonstrated support for the wheat industry above and beyond the norm.
Also receiving Wheat Advocate Awards were Senator Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), Congressman Pat Tiberi (OH), Frank Lucas (OK), and Colin Peterson (MN).
Congressman Bob Gibbs (OH) was named Wheat Leader of the Year, an award that is given annually by NAWG to one Member of Congress based on his or her demonstrated commitment to the well-being and goals of the wheat industry.
Friends of Wheat included Ben Thomas – Legislative Aide, Senator Walsh; Brandon Willis – RMA Administrator; Matt Schertz, Professional Staff, House Ag Committee; Bart Fisher, Chief Economist, House Ag Committee; Coleman Garrison, Legislative Aide for Congressman Randy Neugebauer; Joe Shultz, Chief Economist, Senate Ag Committee; and Grant Colvin, Policy Analyst, Senate Ag Committee. The Friend of Wheat Award is given annually by NAWG to Congressional administrative staff members who have demonstrated support for the wheat industry above and beyond the norm.
Congratulations to these advocates for wheat! Kansas wheat farmers appreciate your continued efforts to support for the wheat industry.