Aaron Harries has been with Kansas Wheat since July 2006. Kansas Wheat is an alliance of the Kansas Wheat Commission and the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers. The Commission is the check-off entity and KAWG is the wheat farmer trade association. In his role as Vice President of Research and Operations, Harries oversees KWC research funding programs as well as international and domestic marketing activities. He also oversaw the construction of the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center which opened in 2012. Prior to joining Kansas Wheat, he was employed by the Kansas Grain and Feed Association in Topeka for 10 years. While at KGFA, he also had responsibilities with the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association, the Kansas Certified Crop Adviser Program and the Kansas Association of Ethanol Processors. Harries was raised on a diversified crop and dairy farm in Marshall County in Northeast Kansas. He graduated with a degree in agriculture communications from Kansas State University.
Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:05 pm; Breakout 3
The New Age of Wheat Research