The Kansas Farm Bureau on Monday elected Republican state Rep. Joe Newland of Neodesha to serve as its new president.
The election means that Newland will have to leave the Legislature since the Farm Bureau’s bylaws prohibit a board member or officer of the organization from serving in an elected, partisan position.
A spokesman for the Farm Bureau confirmed Newland's election on Monday.
Newland, who previously sat on the Farm Bureau’s board, had been running against Jeff Grossenbacher of Bern and Jim Sipes of Manter.
Grossenbacher is currently the Farm Bureau’s vice president and previously served . . .