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Council to Honor Three Agribusiness Leaders

KANSAS CITY, MO:  On June 17 at the Chamber of Commerce Board Room in historic Union Station, the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City will honor three of the region’s leading business figures who have been civic champions for agriculture in separate but very key issue areas in our region.  

“These individuals have had a positive and lasting effect on our community. They are strong examples of what being an advocate for agriculture can accomplish,” says Mike Johanning, Chairman of the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City. 

The 2015 Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence, named in honor of the late Jay B. Dillingham, will be awarded to Dr. Brady Deaton, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Missouri, Dee Likes, Chief Executive Emeritus, Kansas Livestock Association, and the Honorable Bob Dole, former U.S. Senator, Kansas.



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The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City is an association that advocates growth and awareness of the food, fiber, agri-science and related industries in the Kansas City region. 


Established in late 2003, the Council's mission is to enhance greater understanding about this important industry by joining together Kansas and Missouri agricultural organizations, agribusinesses and other key leaders. This alliance includes more than 250 individuals, businesses and organizations associated with the extensive agricultural and food industry.


The Council has proved to be a success as a networking opportunity and a forum to hear from government officials and industry executives.  The Council also seeks to be an advocate for agriculture and agricultural economic growth in this region.