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Bill Barr Named Outstanding K-State College of Ag Alumni

Date Posted: June 6, 2014

Overland Park, KS—Earlier this month, Bill Barr was named Kansas State University, College of Agriculture’s Outstanding Alumni.

Barr graduated from Kansas State University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Feed Technology with an emphasis on animal nutrition and a minor in chemistry, and was a member of Alpha Mu, the honorary Milling Fraternity at Kansas State University.

This award honors living alumni who personify the College’s tradition of excellence – bringing distinction to themselves and to their alma mater through their outstanding achievements.

Earlier this year, Barr was a recipient of the K-State Department of Grain Science outstanding alumni as well.

Bill Barr is the president and chief executive of Bill Barr & Co., Inc. which was founded by his father in 1956.

Barr also served in the United States Army with the Military Intelligence Corp from 1968 through 1970 before returning to the family business.

Further education includes Business Management and Financial Management courses with The Wharton School of Business and is a former member of MANA (Manufacturers’ Agents National Association), former Board of Director of the NFIA, Past President of the Kansas Grain & Feed Manufacturer’s Association, Past President of the Kansas City Feed Club, and is currently serving on the Advisory Board of U.S. Bank in Overland Park, KS.

Barr has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Feed Industry Association.

He has been very active in AFIA and through many projects and served on many committees within the association, including being a Board of Trustee of IFEEDER, the Institute for Feed Education & Research.

He is active in community projects including the Red Feather Club with The United Way, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kansas City, Salvation Army of Kansas City and a Friends of Art member.

Bill is married to Kim Rock of Kansas City and has 3 grown step children.

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