KFAC Announces the Appointment of a New Board Member, Jennifer Latzke
MANHATTAN, KANSAS, March 3, 2022 – Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) announces the appointment of one new board member for the 2022 calendar year. This completes the 2022 Board of Directors roster of 15 appointed members and two ex-officio members.
New board member, Jennifer Latzke is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering farm and ranch issues in the High Plains region.
"Jennifer will be a great addition to the KFAC Board of Directors, as well as the marketing committee, to help lead KFAC marketing in the right direction," says Nancy Zenger-Beneda, KFAC Executive Director.
Latzke spent the last 20 years of her career at High Plains Journal as the Associate Editor where she was in charge of educational programming and content for the weekly farm and ranch publication. She is currently the Editor of the Kansas Farmer, where she started in early 2021.
Latzke is passionate about agricultural literacy because she has seen a shift in comprehension about where food, fiber, and fuel come from in the average consumer. Modern farming includes technology and science, and many people cannot fully comprehend the picture of the current farm.
"People should have a level of comfort that agriculture today is safe and climate-friendly," said Jennifer. Her goal in agriculture is to help people understand that modern agriculture is a tremendous success story where we can do more with less to feed all people.
One of the reasons Latzke joined the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Board of Directors is because she wants everyone to know that agriculture is not scary. With agriculture in the classroom, there is an immersion experience that helps students and teachers connect the dots. Jennifer believes that the best vehicle that we have to reach teachers and share information is through farmers and scientists because they understand the data best, and if we connect teachers and parents to this source, we will find success.
Latzke is excited to join the other board members in taking KFAC to the next level as the organization turns 40 this year. More information about the KFAC board of directors, including current members, can be found on the KFAC website at www.ksagclassroom.org.