The 2012 Farm Bill will be the topic of various hearings across the United States; some have already been held, others are yet to be scheduled. The latest one on the docket will take place in Kansas.

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), will conduct a full committee field hearing in Wichita, Kan.

The event, entitled, "Looking Ahead, Kansas and the 2012 Farm Bill,"  will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (CDT). It will take place at the Hilton Wichita Airport, 2098 Airport Road, Wichita, KS

 The scheduled witnesses to come before the committee will include the following:

Panel 1

The Honorable Sam Brownback, Governor, State of Kansas, Topeka, KS

Dr. Kirk Schulz, President, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS


Panel 2

Mr. Steve Baccus, Kansas Farm Bureau, Minneapolis, KS

Mr. Karl Esping, Kansas Sunflower Commission, Lindsborg, KS

Mr. Kent Goyen, Kansas Cotton Association, Cunningham, KS

Mr. Ken Grecian, Kansas Livestock Association, Palco, KS

Mr. Bob Henry, Kansas Soybean Association, Robinson, KS

Mr. Kenneth McCauley, Kansas Corn Growers, White Cloud, KS

Mr. David Schemm, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, Sharon Springs, KS

Mr. Gregory Shelor, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers, Minneola, KS

Panel 3

Mr. Ron Bach, Director, High Plains Farm Credit, Jetmore, KS

Ms. Kathleen Brinker, General Manager, Nemaha-Marshall Electric Cooperatives Association, Inc., Axtell, KS

Mr. Ron Brown, President, Kansas Association of Conservation Districts, Fort Scott, KS

Mr. Barth Crouch, Conservation Policy Director, Playa Lakes Joint Venture, Salina, KS

Mr. Robert Tempel, General Manager, WindRiver Grain LLC, Garden City, KS

Mr. Jeff Whitham, CEO and Chairman, Western State Bank, Garden City, KS

Source: Sen. Pat Roberts’ office