The Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF) has distributed $2,751,233 in wildfire relief funds to 165 Kansas ranchers. A special committee, including representatives from the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) and KLF, reviewed applications and determined how the funds were allocated.
Applicants for the funds lost about 4,500 head of livestock and nearly 2,000 miles of fence to wildfires back in March. Livestock and fence losses reported by those applying totaled more than $20 million. The applicants had 365,000 acres burned by the fires, which were the worst in state history.
KLF leaders extend a special thanks to those who donated to the wildfire relief fund. Nearly 3,900 generous contributors from 48 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Canada gave to the cause. In Kansas, donations were received from 102 counties.
“The Kansas Livestock Foundation, which is the charitable arm of KLA, was proud to play a part in connecting many kind, giving people from across the country with Kansas ranchers in need of support,” said KLF Chairman Jaret Moyer, a cattleman from Emporia.
KLF was established in 1983 to operate solely and exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes that advance the interests of the Kansas livestock industry. For more information about KLF, contact Ryan Higbie by calling the KLA office or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.