About ASA Director: Charles Atkinson

Great Bend, KS

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Charles Atkinson, a sixth generation grower, began farming in 1980. He grows soybeans, wheat, sorghum, corn and clover on his 1,000-acre farm near Great Bend, Kan. Atkinson farms with his son, Matthew, and his father, Marion.

Atkinson has been an American Soybean Association (ASA) director since 2016, and also serves as a director on the Kansas Soybean Association. Additionally, he is the president of the Barton County Fair and the executive director of the Kansas Fairs & Festivals Association.

Atkinson and his wife, Inga, have three children:  Matthew, Chelsey and Lynette. They also have six grandchildren.