Outgoing office manager Callie Kramer and her family: Finn, Adeline, Lindy and Brad.

It is with mixed feelings that I will be resigning as Office Manager of Kansas Farmers Union on May 13th. I was offered a new position at a well-respected accounting firm here in McPherson and, after MUCH consideration, I just cannot turn down the offer. I have thoroughly enjoyed my last 5 years with this wonderful organization. The KFU family has welcomed me with open arms and I will be forever grateful for my time here.

I would like to thank the Board and Staff, especially Donn, for helping make this such a family friendly, wonderful place to work. I thought they were going to laugh in my face when I walked into the interview 5 years ago, 5 months pregnant! KFU has been incredibly flexible with me during this time in my life when babies were being born, kids were getting sick, and all of the other “hiccups” that come along with young children!

I have learned so much about accounting, budgeting and record keeping during the last 5 years, but I think the biggest lesson learned is the importance of continuing to fight for what you believe in, despite the numbers stacked against you! I have nothing but positive memories of my time at KFU and I have tremendous respect for the organization and all of our members. – Callie Kramer

New office manager Kami VanCampen.

Kami VanCampen was raised in Western Kansas in the small town of Holcomb. She attended and played basketball at Central College in McPherson and later transferred to Fort Hays State University where she studied Elementary education.

Kami is married to Eric and together they have three children, Parker Paisley and Piper. She has been a stay-at-home mom for the past 13 years. In addition to being a taxi mom she enjoys gardening, turning junk into treasure and painting.

Kami is excited to be part of Kansas Farmers Union.

Cover of 2016 Spring Kontact

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