President, Texas Farm Bureau
Kenneth Dierschke of San Angelo became president of the Texas Farm Bureau and its affiliated companies in December 2002 after serving on the TFB Board of Directors since 1996. In January 2003, he was elected to the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company and Farm Bureau Bank, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Farm Bureau Bank.
Dierschke is a member of the United States Trade Representatives Advisory Council. Since 1998, Dierschke has served as agricultural representative on the Region F Water Planning Group created by Senate Bill 1. He is a member of the Cotton Board, served on its executive committee, and is a director of the Southern Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Association. Dierschke is a member of the USDA Trade Representative Advisory Committee and has served on the American Farm Bureau Trade Advisory Committee.
Dierschke served on the Tom Green County Farm Bureau Board of Directors from 1975 until his election to the TFB Board and was Farm Bureau president for two terms.
Dierschke is a fourth generation farmer who raises cotton and milo. He graduated from Wall High School and attended San Angelo College (now Angelo State University).
Dierschke and his wife, Binnie have two sons and a daughter, and are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren.