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Career changes but farmers will remain priority

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Kenneth Vowels
SIKESTON - For Kenneth Vowels career of service to farmers isn't coming to end with retirement.

Vowels who retired as county executive director for the Scott County Farm Service Agency Office on Nov. 30 has found another way to put his agricultural background to use. Today, he is affiliated with Pollock Realty and with American Agri Financial Services Inc. as a broker/salesman of farmland.

Growing up around farming, Vowels started as a trainee in 1970 with what was then known as the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service. The 18-month training program was cut short by three months when he applied and was hired to fill a vacancy at the Scott County ASCS office

Vowels worked as office manager for the ASCS office. In the late 1970s when the office changed its name to Farm Service Agency, Vowels' title changed along with it and he was named executive director for Scott County's FSA.

According to Vowels, his job as executive director primarily is to manage the work load.

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