KLA member Lee Reeve of Garden City was presented the Mary Hopkins Award last month for volunteerism and contributions to Beef Empire Days and the community. Hopkins was a long-time Beef Empire Days director. Reeve served as board member with Hopkins, who passed away in 2002.
     Reeve said Beef Empire Days continues to evolve. For him, the best part is the educational opportunities it provides for he and other beef producers.
     Reeve is a farmer and cattle feeder. He is the group manager of an integrated family business that includes Reeve Cattle Company, a feedyard started by his father, Jack Reeve, in 1962. Other interests include a 12-million gallon per year ethanol plant and a 4,500-acre irrigated farm.

Vice President of Communications Todd Domer says KLA recently provided testimony before the U.S. Senate Ag Committee.