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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

Board of Directors

2019 Board of Directors

Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom’s volunteer Board of Directors is composed of individuals from across the state. Board members pledge to uphold the foundation’s mission, set policy, conduct strategic planning, and seek and manage financial resources. Committees of the board include Education, Investment, Finance, Internal Affairs, and Marketing. 

Board members are elected to three-year term years on a staggered rotation. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a member of the KFAC Board of Directors, complete the Board Nomination Form and return to the KFAC office. Elections are held every November at the KFAC Annual Meeting.


Jim Adams
retired KSU Extention
Manhattan, Kansas


Secretary/Past Chair
Brandi Miller
Kansas Cooperative Council
Wamego, Kansas

Jack Close

Jack Salava
retired FSA agent
Manhattan, Kansas

Angela close

Member at Large
Angela Beavers
Geary County Conservation District
Junction City, Kansas


Marketing Committee
Cindy Baldwin
McPherson, Kansas


Member at Large
Doug Beech
retired Kansas 4-H Foundation
Hays, Kansas


Member at Large
Cindy Colle
Hutchinson, Kansas

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Member at Large
Doug Jardine
retired KSU Professor
Manhattan, Kansas


Member at Large
Joe Minihan
Prairieland Partners
Blaine, Kansas


Member at Large
Erika Poppelreiter
Poppelreiter Communications
Maple Hill, Kansas


Member at Large
Joanne Pridey
retired teacher
Salina, Kansas

Charlie Close

Member at Large
Charlie Sargent
Retired KFB
Manhattan, Kansas

Mykel Close

Member at Large
Mykel Taylor
KSU Ag Econ Professor
Manhattan, Kansas

Russ Plaschka

Kansas Department of Agriculture Rep
Russell Plaschka
Manhattan, Kansas

Ben Jones

State Board of Education Rep
Ben Jones
Sterling, Kansas


KSU College of Agriculture Rep
Dean Don Boggs
Manhattan, Kansas


KSU College of Education Rep
Janine Duncan
Manhattan, Kansas