The farmer member-controlled grassroots policy development is a point of pride for our organization. Our policies are developed through a program featuring individual member participation, including study, debate, and development of policy recommendations at the local, state and national level. This bottom-up grassroots process results in positions that have been well vetted, are clear, reasonable, and responsible.

Duties and Responsibilities

Surface potential issues, debate and study them, and draft a slate of local, state and national policy recommendations to present to members at your county annual meeting.

Time Commitment

  • Attend necessary committee meetings and meetings or activities with resource people.
  • Attend training and probable issues meetings.
  • Preparation of resolutions for annual meeting.
  • Attendance and presentation of resolutions at county annual meeting.
NameContact Info
Kelly LeachPosition: Chair
Phone: (269) 207-3047
Email: [email protected]
June BaileyPosition: Member
Phone: (269) 375-3187
Email: [email protected]
Steven GazdagPosition: Member
Phone: (269) 342-6485
Email: [email protected]
Karl GuentherPosition: Member
Phone: (269) 381-2851
Email: [email protected]
Maurice KaercherPosition: Member
Phone: (269) 343-5137
Email: [email protected]
Brandie KlinePosition: Member
Phone: (269) 365-4413
Email: [email protected]
Michael KlinePosition: Member
Phone: (269) 569-9663
Email: [email protected]
Clifford LipscombPosition: Member
Phone: (269) 746-4671
Email: [email protected]
Robert RichardsonPosition: Member
Phone: (269) 377-9850
Email: [email protected]
David RuttenPosition: Member
Phone: (269) 323-2372
Email: [email protected]