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Archive for Monday, April 9, 2012

Brownback reappoints State Fair Board member

April 9, 2012

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— Gov. Sam Brownback has reappointed the longtime leader of a Kansas agribusiness group to the State Fair Board.

Brownback announced Monday that he named Tom Tunnell, of Topeka, to the 13-member board that oversees the state fair in Hutchinson.

Tunnell has been president of the Kansas Grain and Feed Association since 1980. The group represents more than 900 agricultural businesses, and its members include almost all of the state's commercial grain elevators.

Tunnell has served on the fair board for eight years. He was its president from 2008 until 2011.

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