While at the ranch, Gov. Kelly and Secretary Beam both took time to acknowledge all the hard work put in by Kansas farmers and ranchers each day to provide wholesome and nutritious beef for families within the state and around the world. The governor also recognized the contributions the Kansas cattle industry makes to the state’s economy by providing nearly $13 billion annually. Additionally, Kansas exported $1.7 billion in fresh, chilled and frozen beef in 2021.
Prior to leaving, Gov. Kelly and Secretary Beam posed for pictures with the Beef Month proclamation signed by the governor. Those on horseback (L to R) are Karl, Amy, Trey and Bailey Langvardt. Standing behind the governor (L to R) are Frank and Jan Lyons and Secretary Beam.