McPHERSON, KAN.- Kansas Farmers Union President Donn Teske of Wheaton has been selected to serve as a member of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC). Teske will serve on the committee until June 14, 2014.
“When I was asked if my name could be considered, I thought the last thing I need is another job,” Teske said. “Reflecting on it though, I thought it might be a good thing if a Kansas redneck with some agriculture knowledge was on the committee.”
According to epa.gov, the FRRCC, a 31 member group that meets twice a year, is a “policy-oriented committee that provides policy advice, information and recommendations to the Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities.”
Teske is in his 12th year as KFU President. He also serves on the National Farmers Union Board, Kansas Rural Center Executive Board, Ogallala Commons Advisory Board, North Central SARE Advisory Committee and many more. Teske and his wife, Kathy, live on and operate their fifth generation farm in Pottawatomie County.