MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) announces the appointment of one new board member for the 2023 calendar year. This completes the 2023 Board of Directors roster of 15 appointed members and two ex-officio members.
New board member Casey Biesenthal is an experienced agricultural lender with more than 15 years of experience building relationships with Kansas farmers and serving the real estate market.
“Casey will be a great addition to the KFAC Board of Directors, as she has a strong connection to the classroom and a passion for agriculture,” said Nancy Zenger-Beneda, KFAC Executive Director. “Her financial knowledge and skill set will be very beneficial in securing a productive future for KFAC.”
Biesenthal is currently the mortgage loan originator with Bank of the Flint Hills, where she is happy to be a part of a community bank where she can continue her relationships with local farmers.
Biesenthal is passionate about agricultural literacy because it hits her personally, having two small children who live and breathe agriculture. She is very active in the Wamego community, where she is involved in the 4-H program, serves as the Wamego Chamber of Commerce Board President, is a part of the Young Professionals Board, and substitute teaches at the elementary schools on her days off.
“I see how many children are unaware of just how much agriculture impacts their daily life, said Biesenthal. “KFAC bridges the gap between those who make the world a better place and those growing up in it. As always, knowledge is key.”
One of the reasons Biesenthal supports the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is her passion for agriculture and growing others’ knowledge about it. She believes that KFAC is a tool that needs to be shared with everyone to improve our collective future.
Biesenthal is excited to join the other board members in taking KFAC to the next level as the organization aims to serve more teachers than ever. More information about the KFAC board of directors, including current members, can be found on the KFAC website at www.ksagclassroom.org.
About Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom:
The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. KFAC was founded in 1982 as part of a nationwide initiative to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies. For more information, visit www.ksagclassroom.org, email email@example.com, or phone (785) 320-4350.
— Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom