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Growth Project Contacts

The Kansas Agricultural Growth Strategy project has been a collaborative effort involving leaders from throughout the Kansas agriculture industry. Sector discussions and development of sector documents were coordinated by staff members at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, to facilitate and organize the process. If you would like to participate in the growth strategy project, or if you would like more information about a particular sector and the progress being done to this point, please contact one of the individuals who has served as a facilitator for that agricultural sector. 

Mike Beam
Growth project role: Corn
Phone: 785-564-6700
Email: Mike.Beam@ks.gov

Tessa Beeman
Growth project role: Pet Food, Specialty Livestock

Robin Dolby
Growth project role: Cotton
Phone: 785-564-6756
Email: Robin.Dolby@ks.gov 

Sammy Gleason
Growth project role: Food Processing, Specialty Crops
Phone: 785-564-6755
Email: Sammy.Gleason@ks.gov

Brittney Grother
Growth project role: Specialty Crops
Phone: 785-564-6797
Email: Brittney.Grother@ks.gov

Jen Hill
Growth project role: Poultry, Specialty Livestock
Phone: 785-564-6759
Email: Jennifer.Hill@ks.gov

Dana Ladner

Growth project role: Ag Technology, Soybeans & Other Oilseeds
Phone: 785-564-6660
Email: Dana.Ladner@ks.gov

Tori Laird
Growth project role: Poultry, Sorghum
Phone: 785-564-6726
Email: Tori.Laird@ks.gov

Trace Mulligan
Growth project role: Animal Health, Pork
Phone: 785-564-6758
Email: Trace.Mulligan@ks.gov

Kim Nettleton
Growth project role: Feed & Forage
Phone: 785-564-6709
Email: Kim.Nettleton@ks.gov

Kelsey Olson
Growth project role: Wheat
Phone: 785-564-6700
Email: Kelsey.Olson@ks.gov

Russell Plaschka
Growth project role: Ag Equipment Manufacturing & Sales, Dairy
Phone: 785-564-7466
Email: Russell.Plaschka@ks.gov

Suzanne Ryan-Numrich
Growth project role: Beef, Equine
Phone: 785-564-6704
Email: Suzanne.Numrich@ks.gov