Owner/operator of Don Hineman Farms, a dryland farming operation producing
wheat, grain sorghum, and corn
General Manager of Hineman Ranch LLC, a cow-calf enterprise doing business
as High Plains Gelbvieh, producer of registered Gelbvieh, Angus, Red
Angus, and hybrid seedstock
Board of Directors, Lane County Feeders, a 42,000 head commercial cattle
Board of Directors, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, 2002-2008.
Served on task force charged with investigating the safety and efficacy of
Canadian efforts to contain and control incidences of BSE.
President, Kansas Livestock Association, 2001. Earlier served in
various capacities, including Chairman of Tax Committee, Policy and
Resolutions Committee, Cow-Calf/Stocker Council, and Purebred Council.
Also served on Kansas Livestock Association Political Action Committee.
Board of Directors and Executive Committee, American Gelbvieh Association,
1989-1991. Participated in nationwide search, interview, and hiring of
new Executive Director. Participated in search for and purchase of new
headquarters building in Denver area.
Representative, elected 2008
Dighton City Council, 1978-1982.
Served 3 ˝ years of a four year term.
Resigned because we moved to the farm and were no longer residents of the
Lane County Commission, 1985-2000. Served on Southwest Kansas Solid
Waste Authority, a multi-county group formed to develop a system to most
efficiently and cost effectively address state and federal solid waste
management guidelines. Served on Northwest Local Environmental Planning
Group, a multi-county group charged with developing uniform sanitary codes
for participating counties and providing related services to members.
Initiated the first-ever redistricting of commissioner districts, assuring
equal representation for all county residents.
Dighton United Methodist Church:
Certified Lay Speaker
Leader, Disciple Bible Study
Chairman, Finance Committee
Member, Chancel Choir
B.S. Business, University of Kansas, 1969
M.B.A., University of Michigan, 1970
M.S., Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1973
Married to wife, Betsy, for 39 years.
Son Andy lives in Scott City with his wife Libby, son Kalo, and daughter
Daughter Sarah lives in Winfield with her husband, Gage Werner and son