Hannah Rentz, of Ingalls, was among 19 industry stakeholders who attended the Kansas Livestock Association Leadership Conference Jan. 20-21 in Topeka.

The conference was set for exposure to KLA services, advocacy training and the legislative process.

The 19-person group attended meetings at the House Committee on Rural Revitalization and listened to KLA lobbyists on how they protect member interests during the legislative process as well as meeting with respective legislators about livestock industry issues.

According to the KLA, the KLA is a trade organization that is designed to protect business interests of independent ranchers, feeders and dairy farmers.

The class for the 2020 KLA conference lifted the number of graduates of the training program to 700 since its inception in 1981.

Association members take part in the livestock industry, including cow-calf production, backgrounding, cattle feeding, swine, dairy and sheep and is funded by its 5,500 members through voluntary dues.


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