Kansas Department of Agriculture Boards to Meet September 12


MANHATTAN, Kan. — Several advisory boards which serve to advise the Kansas Department of Agriculture will meet on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The meetings will be held on the Kansas State Fairgrounds, and are open to the public.

The boards which will meet on Sept. 12 are:

Kansas Board of Agriculture
9:00 a.m. to noon
Encampment Building: Kansas Farm Service Activity Room
Contact: Brittney Grother, or 785-564-6797

Kansas Board of Animal Health/Kansas Pet Animal Advisory Board
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Prairie Pavilion Beef Offices
Contact: Justin Smith, or 785-564-6601

Kansas Marketing Advisory Board
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Kansas State Fair Office: board room
Contact: Kerry Wefald, or 785-564-6758

State Conservation Commission
9:00 a.m. to noon
Cottonwood Court: upstairs meeting room
Contact: Division of Conservation, or 785-564-6620

The meetings are open to the public. Individuals who have questions about any of the meetings should contact the Kansas Department of Agriculture at 785-564-6700 for more information.

Persons who require special accommodations must make their needs known at least two days prior to the meeting.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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