Mark Harms, a Marion County rancher, was elected Nov. 30 by the Kansas Livestock Association to serve as president of the organization during the next year.
Harms and his wife, Kim, own and operate Harms Plainview Ranch in rural Lincolnville. They raise registered Angus, Red Angus, and Charolais cattle.
The ranch utilizes leased grass in Marion and surrounding counties. Dryland farm acreage is used primarily for feed production.
Harms Plainview Ranch has grown to involve four cooperator herds in Kansas to help supply the business with breeding stock.
Harms served as chairman of both the KLA Purebred and Stockgrowers Councils, chaired the KLA Police and Resolutions Committee for three terms, spent several years on the KLA Executive Committee, and represented Marion County on the KLA Board of Directors.
He is a member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Policy Division Board of Directors. He previously served on the NCBA Federation Division Board of Directors and was a member of the industry’s joint advertising committee.
Harms is a founding member of U.S. Premium Beef. He was chairman of the board of directors nominating committee for six years. His ranch is a qualified seedstock supplier for USPB.