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EPA Region 7 Administrator Jim Gulliford to join NAFB Trade Talk Nov. 9 in Kansas City, Mo.

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Jim GullifordJim Gulliford(Lenexa, Kan., Nov. 6, 2017) – EPA Region 7 Administrator Jim Gulliford will be available for interviews at the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk event at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, Nov. 9.

WHAT: National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention and Trade Talk

WHEN: 8 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

WHO: Jim Gulliford, EPA Region 7 administrator; Kris Lancaster, agricultural public affairs specialist; and Ashley Murdie, public affairs specialist

WHERE: Booth 74, Westin Crown Center Hotel, 1 East Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108

Biographies of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Booth 74 Staff

Jim Gulliford serves as the regional administrator for EPA Region 7, which consists of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and nine tribal nations. He is responsible for overseeing the operations within the region, and implementation of federal environmental rules and regulations. He served EPA for nearly a decade, as assistant administrator for the Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances (now the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention) from 2006-2009, and as EPA Region 7 administrator from 2001-2006. Gulliford also served as director of the Division of Soil Conservation at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship from 1986-2001, where he was responsible for the development and management of soil conservation, water quality, and mine regulation for the state of Iowa.

Kris Lancaster is an EPA spokesperson responsible for agriculture, pesticides, renewable fuels, water and regulatory issues impacting agribusiness. His past agricultural employment includes serving as a licensed grain inspector, agricultural adviser to the chairman of the Missouri House Agriculture Committee and to two members of Congress, farm real estate broker, federal crop insurance broker, and negotiator of agricultural leases for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His family owns a corn and soybean farm in Scotland County, Mo. Lancaster has three decades of media relations experience and serves on Region 7’s Agriculture Team. He graduated from the University of Central Missouri and completed an advanced sciences program at Park University.

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