11/28/2012 12:00:00 AM
KLA members honored for more than 50 years of dedication
(WICHITA) – Four Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) members will be recognized November 28 for reaching 50 years of membership. This year’s honorees, recognized during the KLA Convention in Wichita, epitomize the diversity and commitment of the organization’s membership.
Those who joined KLA in 1962 are Charles “Cy” Moyer, Phillipsburg; Estella Pagel, Holton; Marjory James, Dighton; and Joyce Carlson, Lincolnville.
Attaining 60 years of membership this year is Richard Roemer, Grainfield. Ed Hawthorne, Eureka, and Harold Frasier, Sharon Springs, have reached the 70-year mark.
“These members demonstrate the long-standing support that continues to make KLA a strong, effective voice for the Kansas livestock industry,” said KLA President Elect Mark Harms, a rancher from Lincolnville.
KLA currently has 95 members who have belonged to the organization for 50 years or more. The longest continuously held KLA membership belongs to Jansonius Farms of Prairie View, which joined KLA in 1918.
KLA is a trade organization protecting the business interests of independent ranchers and feeders. Members of the association are involved in all segments of the livestock industry, including cow-calf production, backgrounding, cattle feeding, swine, dairy and sheep. The association’s work is funded by voluntary dues dollars paid by its 5,500 members.