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Ag Economist and Farmer Joins Kansas Corn Staff
Kansas Ag Connection - 12/05/2018

Josh Roe joined the Kansas Corn Growers Association (KCGA) staff as vice president of market development and policy. Roe comes to KCGA from the Kansas Department of Agriculture where he served as the deputy secretary of agriculture.

"Josh brings an extremely well-rounded ag skill set and knowledge base to Kansas Corn," Kansas Corn CEO Greg Krissek said. "His background in market development as well as policy is a perfect fit for our growing organization. I know our growers and our staff will enjoy working with Josh."

Roe holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University and Iowa State University. After working for eight years as an agricultural economist at K-State, Roe joined the Kansas Department of Agriculture in 2014. Beginning as a staff economist, he was named Assistant Secretary of Agriculture in 2015 and Deputy Secretary in 2017. His duties included leading the state and federal legislative policy and market development.

"I thoroughly enjoyed working with Greg and his staff in my role at KDA, and I'm thrilled to be joining the Kansas Corn team," Roe said.

Roe represents the seventh generation in his family to own and operate their family farm in Republic and Jewell counties. He continues to play an active role in managing the farm.

KCA represents its members in legislative and regulatory issues and promotes corn in all forms. The association also works with the Kansas Corn Commission in its mission of market development, education, research and promotion.

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