Leon Atwell

Leon Atwell began coaching managers and executives in the early 90’s. His work has since evolved into helping business, community leaders and governing boards strengthen their capacity to lead. He has coached leaders of corporate, family, transition, high growth and startup enterprises through complex issues and brought leadership improvements to non-profit, healthcare and development entities. [...]

Leon Atwell2016-11-04T21:46:32-05:00

Forrest Buhler

Forrest Buhler is Staff Attorney for the Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services (KAMS), a program administered through K-State Research and Extension at Kansas State University. Forrest has been staff attorney for KAMS since 1995, and prior to that for the Farmers Assistance Counseling and Training Service from 1987 to 1995. He taught the undergraduate course in [...]

Forrest Buhler2016-11-04T21:46:32-05:00

Cole Cottin

Cole Cottin is the primary writer and analyst for the newly released report Feeding Kansas: A Statewide Farm & Food System Assessment with Recommendations for Public Action. Cole is a Program Coordinator at the Kansas Rural Center (KRC), where she helps lead the organization’s local/regional food system and specialty crop programs. She views food as [...]

Cole Cottin2016-11-04T21:46:32-05:00

Jeff Davidson

Jeff Davidson has worked for K-State Research and Extension 37 years after serving two years with the Idaho Extension Service. Land grant colleges have been Davidson's life, and he emphasizes their importance in the development of Kansas. After teaching and calling for square dances for 6 years, he became the entertainer for the Flint Hills [...]

Jeff Davidson2016-11-04T21:46:33-05:00

Jeffrey L. Downing

Jeff Downing is general manager of the Midwest Agency LLP. Jeff grew up in a small rural town in Iowa. He and his parents moved off the farm and into town when he was 14. While in high school and college, Jeff spent his summers and weekends working for area farmers until he completed his [...]

Jeffrey L. Downing2016-11-04T21:46:33-05:00

Mary Fund

Mary Fund is the Program and Policy Director for the Kansas Rural Center and has worked at KRC on conservation, natural resource and agricultural policy issues for nearly 30 years. She has also monitored state and federal farm and resource policy for many of those years, and worked on various advocacy projects at KRC. These [...]

Mary Fund2016-11-04T21:46:33-05:00

Chandler Goule

Chandler Goule was promoted to National Farmers Union’s senior vice president of programs in 2014. Goule began his career with NFU in November 2009 as the vice president of government relations. Goule previously served as the staff director of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry for the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture under former [...]

Chandler Goule2016-11-04T21:46:33-05:00

Linda Hessman

Linda Hessman is a generational farmer’s daughter. She married into a generational farm family from Dodge City where she and her husband Jerry farmed and raised a cow herd in a family partnership for 34 years. She is a Certified Mediator specializing in ag issues as well as a national Farm Aid Advocate. Linda received [...]

Linda Hessman2016-11-04T21:46:33-05:00

Cody Holmes

Cody Holmes left home in 1975 at age 17 with his high school 4-H project of seven cows. That project has grown into what the Rockin H Ranch is today: a 1,000-acre cow/calf operation, on-farm market, cowsmilk and goatsmilk dairy, and cheesemaking operation. Cody and his wife Dawnnell operate an agri-tourism business on top of [...]

Cody Holmes2016-11-04T21:46:33-05:00

Rachel Myslivy

Rachel Myslivy is a Program Director for the Climate + Energy Project where she directs the Water + Energy Progress initiative. Rachel is a co-founder of the Kansas Women's Environmental Network, co-chair of the St. John School Green Team (2013 Green School of the Year), an active member of LETUS and a recipient of the 2013 KU Sustainability Leadership Award. Rachel holds [...]

Rachel Myslivy2016-11-04T21:46:33-05:00