Long-Time Members To Be Honored Tonight In Wichita

November 29, 2023

Fourteen individuals and twelve businesses will be recognized this evening at the KLA Convention in Wichita for joining the association in 1973 and marking a half-century of continuous membership. This class of 26 brings the total number of members who have been loyal to KLA for 50 years or longer to 163.

Those being honored include A & D Lindquist Ag Inc., Waterville; Boles Ranch LLC, Liberal; Cornwell Farms, Saint John; Bob Davies, Jr., Liberal; Mike Demmer Trust, Kingman; Ron Estes, Atchison; Farmers & Drovers Bank, Council Grove; Farmers State Bank, Fairview; Frontier Farm Credit, Manhattan; Jarold Hayden, Concordia; Hillcrest Farms, Havana; Don Hineman, Dighton; Alan James, Dighton; Robert L. Jones, Frankfort; Marian Kleweno, Bazine; Knight Feedlot, Lyons, an ILS yard; Pat Koons, Burdick; Lewis, Hooper & Dick LLC, Garden City; Jack D. Lindamood, Virgil; National Beef Packing Co., LP, Kansas City, Liberal and Dodge City; Larry Olsen, Maple City; David D. Parker, Manhattan; Wayne Ruud, Concordia; Lyle Shattuck, Prescott; Arden Vernon, Turon; and Vogel Cattle Company, Ness City.

Max Oltjen of Hiawatha will be recognized for 55 years of membership. He joined KLA in 1968.

Elizabeth Oswald of Hutchinson and Ronald Schultz from Haviland both became KLA members in 1963. They will be honored for 60 years of membership.

Three members will be recognized for attaining 70 years of membership, including Harvey Raaf, Gridley; Joan Smith, Sharon Springs; and 3 Bar Ranch Inc., Coldwater.

These individuals and businesses portray the key to success for KLA, which is faithful support throughout the years by those who share its mission of “advancing members’ common business interests and enhancing their ability to meet consumer demand.”