Governor Visits Lyons Ranch For Beef Month

May 13, 2022



In recognition of Beef Month, Gov. Laura Kelly and Kansas Agriculture Secretary Mike Beam visited Lyons Ranch near Manhattan yesterday. Jan and Frank Lyons started their cowherd in the Kansas Flint Hills nearly five decades ago. Today, their daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Karl Langvardt, manage most of the day-to-day operations, working with their son, Trey, and his wife, Bailey.   


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‚Äôs 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.