Kansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Coordinator Jeff Sutton, Marysville, leaves this week on an intensive three-week agricultural fellowship in Germany. Sutton has been selected as a 2010 McCloy Fellow by the American Council on Germany (ACG). The McCloy Fellowship is a three-week intensive immersion that focuses on the exchange of policy, research and planning that affects domestic, continental and international agricultural issues in Germany.
Each year the American Council on Germany, the American Farm Bureau Federation and the German Farmers’ Association identify four candidates for the McCloy program. The candidates must then submit a written report to the American Council on Germany. Sutton was nominated for the program by Steve Baccus, Kansas Farm Bureau President.
Sutton is only the fifth Kansan selected for the program since it began in 1976. Sutton grew up in McPherson County and is a graduate of Kansas State University.
Kansas Farm Bureau represents grassroots agriculture. Established in 1919, this non-profit advocacy organization supports farm families who earn their living in a changing industry.