Lloyd Kontny (1918-1970), dryland farmer and agricultural businessman in Colorado and Kansas, helped create the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee. He spearheaded initiatives to streamline grain transportation and regulatory controls, improve grain strains, promote new studies of farming techniques, and expand American wheat sales to the world marketplace. The library’s archival collection contains personal, county board, and federal government documents regarding private business and USDA Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service surplus grain initiatives as they related to Kontny's Kansas farmland. This digital collection features photographs of Kontny and others, including former U.S. Representative Clifford Ragsdale Hope of Kansas and former U.S. Senator Gordon Llewellyn Allott of Colorado, and a 1959 news clipping of wheat council activities.

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  • Wheat councils 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1959-11-24
    Format:newspaper clippings
    News clipping featuring how the activities of the Great Plains Wheat Market Development Association, the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee, and similar organizations in Kansas and Nebraska reached into many parts of ...
  • Wheat councils 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:photographs
    Arthur Cummings, Foreign Agricultural Service official, points to a map legend featuring the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee's worldwide impact. Listed in the legend: Maintains sales offices in these cities; Has ...
  • Wheat councils 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:photographs
    Lloyd Kontny with Gordon Llewellyn Allott, former U. S. Senator from Colorado, and a group of men. Kontny is to the back, fourth from left, and Allot is standing to the front, seventh from left. Written at the top of the ...
  • Wheat councils 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:photographs
    Key personnel in policy-making and administration phases of the Great Plains Wheat Market Association's development program. Quarterly board of directors meeting in Wichita, Kansas.
  • Wheat councils 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:photographs
    Lloyd Kontny with Gordon Llewellyn Allott, former U. S. Senator from Colorado, and a group of men. Kontny is seated third from left and Allott is seated next to him, fourth from left. Written along the bottom is, "To Lloyd ...
  • Wheat councils 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:photographs
    Portrait of Clifford Ragsdale Hope, a former U. S. Representative from Kansas, and former president of Great Plains Wheat Inc. of Garden City, Kansas. Written along the bottom is, "To my friend and coworker Lloyd Kontny, ...
  • Wheat councils 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:photographs
    Lloyd Kontny, center, pictured with two other men. One is holding a bag of grain and the other has a fist full of the grain, letting the kernels drop into the bag.
  • Wheat councils 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:photographs
    Lloyd Kontny, center, looks on while two men hold a sheaf of wheat.
  • Wheat councils 

    Creator(s):Unidentified photographer
    Date:undated
    Format:photographs
    Lloyd Kontny seated to the far right at a table with six other men.