We work for YOU!

We farm! Most staff are involved in ag enterprises–from cattle, milo, or soybeans to specialty crops like carrots and cukes. This brings real world knowledge of livestock, crop and produce production to our work with you at Kansas Farmers Union.
We serve! Staff are on the board of numerous local, regional and statewide organization such as the Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition, Kansas SARE Advisory Council, Glacial Hills RC&D, the Kansas Wildlife Foundation and the Kansas Graziers Association. These opportunities deepen our understanding of the diverse opportunities and challenges of Kansas agriculture and our rural communities.
We get out of the office! You’ll regularly find us traveling the state, speaking and exhibiting at ag and rural events. Through these activities, we build new collaborations, strengthen existing partnerships and gain inspiration that informs our work with you at KFU. And we often meet amazing folks that end up sharing their farms, research and lives with you at our own KFU events.
We listen! KFU policy and programs are the direct result of your priorities. Whether it be KFU’s work with beginning farmers and farm transition or our efforts to strengthen and diversify Kansas’ food systems, you’ve shared with us what you’ve needed and we’ve ferreted out the opportunities.

Our Priorities

Creating Connections 90
Cultivating Collaboration 95
Organizing Amazing Events 92
Working for YOU 100

Our Staff

Mary Howell
Mary HowellMembership and Education
Mary works directly with Farmers Union members, elected officers and insurance agents with an emphasis of member recruitment and support. She also leads the Amazing Grazing Project.
Kami VanCampen
Kami VanCampenOffice Manager
Kami administers financial and human resources responsibilities of KFU and the Kansas Farmers Union Foundation. She also serves on the Executive Board as State Secretary.
Mercedes Taylor-Puckett
Mercedes Taylor-PuckettCommunications and Grants
Mercedes collaborates with staff, board and members to develop funding opportunities for needed programming. She also designs print materials and manages online communications.

We LOVE what we do . . .