A retired Army lieutenant and long-time farmer has been tapped as the newest member of the Kansas Animal Health Board.
Governor Kathleen Sebelius announced Kendal Grecian's appointment Wednesday.
“Raising livestock is a way of life for many Kansans,” Sebelius said in a statement. “The Kansas Animal Health Board is a vital part of the effort to ensure the health and safety of our livestock.”
Grecian is from Palco, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1970 where he majored in animal health. He also retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of second lieutenant.
Grecian has owned and operated a farm in Palco for more than three decades. His farm sits on 8,000 acres of land with 1,200 acres of wheat, 900 acres of sorghum, and 300 head of cattle.
The Kansas Animal Health Board serves as an advisory and policy making board to the Kansas livestock commissioner. The livestock commissioner helps to ensure the public health, safety and welfare of Kansas’ citizens through prevention, control and eradication of infectious and contagious disease and conditions affecting the health of livestock and domestic animals in Kansas.