Kansas City Partner Bob Thompson was elected chairman of the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City at the group’s annual meeting held on Dec 7.

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City is an association that advocates growth and awareness of the food, fiber, agri-science and related industries in the Kansas City region. Since its inception 14 years ago, the council’s mission has been to enhance greater understanding about this industry by joining together Kansas and Missouri agricultural organizations, agribusinesses and other key leaders.

Thompson has been a member of the association since its beginning and has served on the board of directors for four years. At Bryan Cave, he serves as co-leader of the Agribusiness & Food Group and focuses his practice in the area of complex commercial business litigation in both state and federal courts.

The council’s diverse membership includes more than 300 individuals, businesses and organizations associated with the agricultural and food industry, such as John Deere, Bayer Animal Health, Global Wheat Technology, Dairy Farmers of America, CVR Energy, GFG Ag Services, and Kansas Grain & Food, among others. Click here for more information.