Aberdeen farmer, rancher Jeff Kippley elected National Farmers Union vice president

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- Aberdeen cow/calf rancher and crop farmer Jeff Kippley has been elected vice president of the National Farmers Union.

The election was Monday at the 2022 national convention in Denver.

“I am honored family farmers and ranchers put their trust in me to help lead this organization in its mission,” Kippley said in a news release.

Kippley farms with his wife, Rachel, and dad, John, outside of Aberdeen.

The need for fair prices motivated Kippley to run for vice president.

“Policy changes need to take place soon, so our children can earn a fair living on the family farm or ranch,” he said. “Like many agriculture producers, I also work full time off the farm to sustain our family’s farming operation.”

Kippley and his wife own and operate a tax preparation business. In that job, he sees the same need for off-farm income for the majority of family agriculture producers.

In his role as vice president, Kippley will serve members together with President Rob Larew.