Richard (Dick) Works is a fourth-generation corn and soybean farmer in Allen County, KS, with a family agricultural history dating back to 1856. Works serves as a member of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership, Inc. Board of Directors. Previously, he served as an Allen County Commissioner for 24 years where he was instrumental in the construction of a new Allen County Hospital. Works has a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. He also is a graduate of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Program. Works and his wife, Karen, have two children and three grandchildren. He resides in Allen County, KS.