Jimmy Kinder, Oklahoma Farm Bureau District Four Director and Cotton County Farm Bureau member, was recently appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee.
Comprised of 33 individuals from a variety of sectors across the U.S., the FRRCC provides independent policy advice, information and recommendations to the EPA administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities.
“One of my priorities for EPA has been to restore trust for our agency among agricultural stakeholders and rural communities,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “This committee will provide valuable input on how EPA’s decisions impact rural America, and I look forward to receiving the committee’s recommendations.”
The 33 nominees will constitute a brand new committee and will each serve two or three-year terms beginning June 15, 2020. The committee expects to meet approximately twice a year beginning in late summer of 2020.
Kinder is a fourth-generation farmer and rancher in Cotton County. He is an early adopter of no-till production practices on his farm where he grows wheat, canola and grain sorghum and raises cattle.
Learn more about the FRRCC on the EPA website.