Kansas Department of Agriculture Boards to Meet Sept. 15

Several advisory boards which serve to guide the work of the Kansas Department of Agriculture will meet on Friday, September 15, 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 September 15 are:

Kansas Board of Agriculture         

  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Kansas State Fair Administrative Office Boardroom
  • Contact: Auburn Wassberg, Auburn.B.Wassberg@ks.gov or 785-564-6799

Kansas Board of Animal Health   

  • 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Prairie Pavilion conference room
  • Contact: Justin Smith, Justin.Smith@ks.gov or 785-564-6601

Kansas Marketing Advisory Board                      

  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Prairie Pavilion conference room
  • Contact: Russell Plaschka, Russell.Plaschka@ks.gov or 785-564-7466

State Conservation Commission  

  • 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Cottonwood Court building: upstairs meeting room
  • Contact: Division of Conservation, kda.doc.@ks.gov or 785-564-6620

Individuals who have questions about any of the meetings can 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 Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
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 2020 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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