Ten families were honored as Kansas Farm Bureau’s Farm Families of the Year at Kansas Farm Bureau’s 97th Annual Meeting in Manhattan, Dec. 7.
One family in each of Kansas Farm Bureau’s 10 geographic districts is selected each year for the award. It recognizes families for their service and leadership in agriculture, Farm Bureau and their communities.
Included were Kyle and Bonny Schartz, Barton County. The Schartzes have two children, Bailey and Kaleb, and they have been involved in agriculture production for 36 years. Kyle and Bonny, along with their children, own and operate a farm consisting of alfalfa, wheat, corn and milo. Kyle served on the Barton County Farm Bureau board as president and vice president. He has served on the Hay and Forage committee and he and Bonny have attended AFBF and Presidents Trip to DC multiple times. They have also helped with the local farm safety day.