Kansas Wheat Commissioners
Ron Suppes - Chairman, Dighton
Ron Suppes, Dighton, was inspired to become a part of the KWC as he felt it was his turn to try and make a positive difference in the lives of famers and consumers. He has been served on the KWC since 2004. Ron and his wife, Shirley grow wheat, corn and sorghum. They have two kids - Shandi and Shayne - plus three grandchildren. Ron considers his main hobby to be farming but when he isn’t busy with that his time revolves around spending time with his family. Ron represents District 2 in western Kansas.
Jay Armstrong - Vice Chairman, Muscotah
Scott Van Allen - Secretary-Treasurer, Clearwater
Scott Van Allen, Clearwater, has served on the KWC since 2008, representing District 6. He works to assure that farmers’ chekoff funds are spent wisely. Van Allen was encouraged to run for the KWC by a retiring commissioner. His father served on the KWC in the ‘70’s. Scott raises dryland wheat and grain sorghum in Sumner County with his wife Donna and their children Lindsay and Jake. When he has time to spare, Scott plays golf and travels with Donna.
Rich Randall - Past Chairman, Scott City
Doug Keesling - Immediate Past Chairman, Chase
Dave Radenberg - Immediate Past-Chairman
David Radenberg, who grows wheat, grain sorghum, alfalfa, corn and soybeans in Barton, Ellsworth and Rush counties. He is a member of the Farm Bureau Association and a past director of the Farmers Co-op Board in Sterling. Radenberg earned an associate’s degree from Barton County Community College and attended Kansas State University.