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farmer , livestock raiser

David Rusk Cross, American farmer, livestock raiser. Recipient 20th North America Big Game award, Boone and Crockett Club, 1987; owner Reserve Champion Live, Heifer Beef Empire Days, Garden City, Kansas, 1988.


Cross, David Rusk was born on July 25, 1952 in Larned, Kansas, United States. Son of Charles Rusk and Mary Helen (Gatterman) Cross.


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Fort Hays State University, 1974. Artificial Intelligence Technology Course, Kansas State University, 1988.


Partner Cross Brothers, Lewis, Kansas, 1974-1994. Board directors Home State Bank, 1979-1994, chairman of the board, 1991-1994. Board directors Star Alfalfa, Inc., since 1986.

President Cross Brothers, since 1994. Secretary Plaza Cattle Feeders, Inc., since 1992. Member advisory board Kennedy & Coe, LLC, Pratt, Kansas, since 1996, class II graduate Wheat Industry Leaders of Tomorrow, St. Louis, 1998-1999.

Panelist Kansas Farmer Magazine, since 1996.


Member school board United School District 503, Lewis, Kansas, 1986-1988. Cub master Boy Scouts American, Cub Pack 238, Lewis, Kansas 1987-1989. Member committee Troop 238 Boy Scouts American, Lewis, 1989-1996.

Trustee United Methodist Church, since 1994. Precinct committee Control Committee Kansas Representatives, Edwards County, Kansas, 1984-1991, chairman since 1996. First district delegate Kansas Republican Party, Topeka, 2003.

Chairman Edwards County Leadership, Kinsley, Kansas, 1995-1998. Member National Cattleman's Beef Association (agriculture policy committee since 1995), Kansas Livestock Association (board directors 1978-1980, water committee since 1994, vice chairman 1996-2002, policy and resolutions committee, since 1997, cow, calf stocker council executive committee since 1999), Kansas Association Wheat Growers (Edwards County chairman, 1994-1995, board directors since 1996, state secretary 2002-2003), Masons (master).


  • Other Interests

    Hunting, collecting western memorabalia.


Married Linda Rae Wheeler, November 3, 1974. Children: Aaron R., Carolyn R., Aimee E.

Charles Rusk Cross

Mary Helen (Gatterman) Cross

Linda Rae Wheeler

Aaron R. Cross

Carolyn R. Cross

Aimee E. Cross