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. 

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Meet the KAWG Board of Directors

  • Kyler Millershaski


    Kyler Millershaski is a young farmer from Southwest Kansas. He returned to farm with his parents, his brother, and his German Shepherd. He raises wheat, dryland corn, milo and has a cow/calf...

  • Chris Tanner

    Vice President

    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...

  • Tim Turek


    Tim Turek joined the KAWG board in 2021. He and his family have a diversified operation in South Central Kansas that includes wheat, certified seed wheat, corn, soybeans, milo, alfalfa, canola and a...

  • Justin Knopf

    Immediate Past President

    Knopf is partner in a diversified Central Kansas farm operation that includes wheat, alfalfa, corn, soybeans and sorghum.

  • Jay Armstrong

    Eastern Kansas

    Jay Armstrong is a second generation Commissioner, following the footsteps of his father, John. On his farm near Muscotah, he grows wheat, corn and soybeans. In his spare time, Jay enjoys flying and...

  • E.G. Herl

    Associate Member Director

    E.G. Herl is the Vice President - Grain & Logistics at Grain Craft. He joined the KAWG board in June 2020. Herl grew up on a family farm in West Central Kansas. He received a bachelor's degree...

  • 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...

  • Rick Horton

    Membership Director District 2

    Rick Horton farms with his father and two brothers in West Central Kansas. They operate Horton Seed Services.

  • Clay Schemm

    At Large

    Clay Schemm works on a farming operation with both of his parents consisting of predominantly dryland wheat, corn, and grain sorghum. Clay is also currently serving as the President of the Wallace...

  • Eric Sperber

    Associate Member Director

    Eric Sperber of  North West Kansas, 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...