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Kansan becomes new president of NCBA

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by Ken Root

A Kansan is the new president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.  A man from the Flint Hills, he knows many segments of the beef industry. Tracy Brunner of Kansas is now President of NCBA following the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in San Diego, California, last week. Brunner is a partner in Cow Camp Beef, a family-owned seedstock, commercial cattle feeding and farming business located on the western edge of the Flint Hills.  The family has been raising and feeding cattle for five generations. Brunner served as Kansas Livestock Association President in 2008.  He also served as past chairman of the KLA Cow-Calf/Stocker Council.  He currently serves on the NCBA Executive Committee and the NCBA Freedom to Operate Committee. Brunner would become the fifth KLA member to serve in the top leadership position with NCBA or its predecessor organizations.