TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s two appointments to the Kansas Bioscience Authority were approved this week by the Senate. The two new KBA members are Dale Rodman of Topeka, who currently serves at the Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, and Lee Borck, of Manhattan, who is chairman of Innovative Livestock Services and of the Beef Marketing Group Cooperative.
“Both of these new board members have the necessary experience and unique qualifications to improve the Kansas Bioscience Authority,” Governor Brownback said. “I appreciate their willingness to take on these additional responsibilities. Their efforts will make Kansas even better.”
Dale Rodman has nearly fifty years of agribusiness experience that includes working in national and international agriculture business development and management. After graduating from Kansas State University College of Agriculture in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in Feed Milling, Rodman worked for Cargill, Inc. a total of 37 years in various management positions in Kansas, across the country and around the world. He also served as president of Tramco, Inc, a family-owned manufacturer of heavy duty, dry bulk conveying systems in Wichita, Kansas. Rodman left retirement in 2011 at the request of Governor Brownback to serve the Kansas agricultural industry.
Lee Borck earned his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics at Kansas State University in 1970. He is chairman of Innovative Livestock Services and of the Beef Marketing Group Cooperative. In 2011, Borck was named to Ingram’s “50 Kansans You Should Know” and was elected into the “Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame”.
Rodman succeeds KBA board member Sandra Lawrence and Borck succeeds John Carlin. Brownback’s only other appointment to the 11-member KBA board was last year when the Senate confirmed his pick of Kansas Secretary of Commerce Pat George.