Jefferson City, MO – – Ben Travlos, who most recently served as the Associate Director of Public Policy for the Missouri Corn Growers Association, has been named Missouri Farm Bureau’s (MOFB) Director of State and Local Legislative Affairs. Travlos began his MOFB tenure on May 16.

“Ben’s knowledge of Missouri’s agriculture industry and his work in the Missouri Capitol will immediately pay dividends for our members,” said MOFB President Garrett Hawkins. “Farm Bureau will continue to ensure our members’ voices are heard on important agriculture issues statewide. We look forward to Ben leading that important mission.”

Prior to his stint at Missouri Corn, Travlos worked as an Emergency Management Officer with the Missouri Department of Agriculture. He also completed an internship at the MOFB home office, where he collected data for collaborative research on beginning farmer government programs as the organization’s research and foundation intern.

Travlos graduated from Missouri State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Business in 2017 and a Masters in Agriculture Science/Economics in 2019. He served as the MSU Collegiate Farm Bureau President in 2016-17.