I am a fifth generation farmer/rancher in the Flinthills of Northeast Kansas. My wife Jennifer and I, along with our kids, Isaac and Tatum raise cattle, sheep and crops with my father. Glenn is a graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and a master’s degree in Agronomy.
I am an out spoken advocate for agriculture. Much of this I attribute to my passion for farming and ranching. Most little kids want to be baseball players or astronauts, but I only wanted to follow in my parent’s footsteps. My advocacy efforts were honed and developed through my involvement with Kansas Farm Bureau. I have served as chair of the Young Farmer and Ranch committee for KFB and as a member of the national committee for the American Farm Bureau. I was chosen as a member of the Partners in Ag Leadership Class of the American Farm Bureau, and am a graduate of the Masters in Beef Advocacy Class through NCBA. Each week I author a weekly column called “Dust on the Dashboard.” Mainly, I just want to tell anyone about my love for agriculture.
We constantly try to improve the way we produce our crops and livestock. We have adopted no-till farming with our crops and we are thrilled with the way it has helped us to improve our soil quality while dramatically reducing erosion and improving water quality on our farm. We also practice low stress livestock handling on our farm, and truly believe that it is our duty and responsibility to provide our animals the best care possible while they are with us. We also take great pride in our management of our native tall grass prairie and work to reduce the invasive species while maintaining proper stocking rates.
HOW I'VE TOLD MY STORY
I tell the story about what we do to anyone who will listen. I try to take every opportunity whether it be at the grocery store, church, school events or out on the street. I also utilize social media such as Facebook and Twitter to reach more people. I have a blog called “Dust on the Dashboard” that has grown into a weekly column featured in the Grass and Grain, a regional agriculture publication, and four smaller weekly publications. I continue to look for other outlets to tell the story of agriculture and what we do on our farm.
- American Farm Bureau
- Kansas Farm Bureau
- Pottawatomie County Farm Bureau
- Masters in Beef Advocacy