Governor Laura Kelly today toured Nu Life Market, the largest grain-flour sorghum manufacturer in the United States, as the first stop on her Back in Business Tour. On the tour, Governor Kelly learned about Nu Life Market’s sorghum processing facility and discussed the company’s successful domestic growth, and how her administration could increase the potential for future growth and product development.
The below photos of the Governor’s Nu Life Market tour are available for media use:
Also pictured: Governor Laura Kelly; Lieutenant Governor David Toland; Scott City Administrator Bradley Pendergast; Scott City Mayor Everette M. Green; Representative Jim Minnex; Earl Roemer, Nu Life Market President; Kelsey Baker, Nu Life Market CFO; Dr. Asha Prasad, Nu Life Market Food Safety Director; Dr. Lora Norquest, Nu Life Market Product Development Director.
Following her visit to Nu Life Market, Governor Kelly toured Ehmke Seed, a fifth-generation family farm and one of the premier wheat, triticale and rye seed dealers in western Kansas.
During the visit, Governor Kelly was learned more about Ehmke Seed’s facilities and processes and discussed Kansas State University’s wheat breeding team’s work to protect Kansas wheat crops from a new viral disease and the developmental progress of a new, higher value class of wheat.
The below photos of the Governor’s Ehmke Seed tour are available for media use:
Also pictured: Governor Laura Kelly; Lieutenant Governor David Toland; Representative Jim Minnex; Scott City Mayor Everette M. Greene; Scott City Administrator Bradley Pendergast; Vance and Louise Ehmke, Ehmke Seed founders; Cole Ehmke, Extension Specialist in Personal Finance and Rural Business Development at the University of Wyoming; Mariah Ehmke, Associate Professor of Agriculture at the University of Wyoming; Marit Ehmke, daughter of Vance and Louise Ehmke; Darryl Strouts, CEO and President at Kansas Wheat Alliance, Inc.; Justin Gilpin, CEO at Kansas Wheat Commission; Dr. Allan Fritz, Professor of Wheat Breeding at Kansas State University; Dr. Guorong Zhang, Associate Professor of Wheat Breeding at Kansas State University; Dr. Mary Guttieri, Research Geneticist of Plants for the United States Department of Agriculture; Aaron Harries, Vice President of Research and Operations at the Kansas Wheat Commission; Dr. Romulo Lollato, Associate Professor of Extension and Applied Research on Wheat and Forages for Kansas and the Great Plains at Kansas State University; Dr. Raj Khosla, Professor and Head of Agronomy at Kansas State University and Founder of the International Society of Precision Agriculture; E.G. Herl, Vice President of Grain and Logistics at Grain Craft flour mills.