The president of Kansas Farm Bureau plans to retire later this year after 12 years in the post.
Ottawa County farmer Steve Baccus has led the Manhattan-based organization since 2002. He served as vice president for five years before that.
Baccus announced Tuesday that he will retire on Dec. 3. In a news release, he said he and his wife have decided the time is right for him to step down.
Baccus is a former president of Ottawa County Farm Bureau. He and his family were named Kansas Farm Bureau's District Farm Family of the Year in 1996.
He was elected in 2004 to the board of the American Farm Bureau Federation, helping set policy for the agriculture advocacy group.