- Value Subcommittee (member)
Perry is manager and part owner of Ottawa County Feeders in Minneapolis, Kansas, where he works with his wife, Bonnie. Originally from Leoti, Kansas, he is a lifelong cattleman. In addition to the feedyard business, Perry has also worked as a cow-calf and stocker operator. He is a past president of Kansas Cattlemen's Association and a member of the Kansas Livestock Association's Feeders Council. Besides being recognized for his leadership abilities in the cattle industry, Owens also is an active community leader, including being a member of the Parish Council of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Minneapolis and a confirmation teacher. Perry and Bonnie have five children and four grandchildren. Perry says he is a passionate advocate of the beef industry so that future generations have the opportunity to be involved in it.