Meet LaVell Winsor. She lives and farms in Grantville, Kansas, with her husband, Andy, and their two sons. Lavell and Andy grow soybeans and corn on their farm with Andy’s parents and brother, who also raise hay and cattle.
LaVell’s responsibilities include merchandising and management of their grain sales and farm financial records, which works out well because she is also employed by a consulting service that provides farmers with business recommendations and risk-management tools. Prior to that, LaVell worked with farmers in succession and estate planning. Because of her off-the-farm job, LaVell’s day-to-day routines are limited. On nights and weekends, she helps to complete projects with the greatest need. When she isn’t working, LaVell likes to volunteer, read, cook and garden.
LaVell was excited to join the CommonGround™ Kansas program in the summer of 2011 because she was raised on a farm and is confident that the way we produce food today is safe with better science behind it than ever before.
- Expertise: Merchandising grain/Succession and estate planning/Financial analysis
- Ag Connections: Kansas Corn Growers Association/Kansas Soybean Association