KFMA Introduces New Area Economists

The Kansas Farm Management Association welcomes the following area economists.

Scott Laird

Scott Laird, Southwest
Scott Laird grew up farming in Knoxville, Iowa, raising hogs and purebred Limousin cattle. In 1986 he graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness. He returned home to farm with his in-laws and operate a livestock sale barn. He completed a master’s degree in agricultural education at Iowa State University in 1994.

Laird spent 18 years at MidAmerica Nazarene University teaching agribusiness courses and managing the university farm. He and his wife Tammy have three grown sons and a daughter-in-law. He enjoys reading, running and sports.


Travis Heiman

Travis Heiman, Northeast
Travis Heiman is originally from Baileyville, Kan., where his family still raises corn and soybeans. They also feed Holstein heifers for a neighbor.

He earned an associate’s degree in agribusiness from Cloud County Community College in 2001. In 2003, Heiman earned his bachelor’s degree in animal science with an emphasis in business and master of agribusiness in 2011, both from Kansas State University.

Prior to joining KFMA, he worked with Dairy Farmers of America in Kansas City, Mo. He and his wife Julie have two daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family and watching sports.


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