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Kent Peppler, State Executive Director

State Executive Director

Kent Peppler

Kent Peppler

Read Kent Peppler'

State Office Address

695 Kipling ST
Building 56, Room 2760
Denver, Colorado 80225-0426
(720) 544-2876

Kent Peppler

Kent Peppler was appointed by the Biden Administration to serve as the State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Colorado in November 2021.

Peppler is a fourth-generation farmer from Mead, Colorado. He previously served as a member of the Colorado FSA State Committee from 1995 to 2000 and served briefly as the FSA Assistant State Executive Director and Acting State Executive Director.

Peppler holds an Associate of Arts degree from Northeastern Junior College and a Bachelor of Arts in agriculture education from Colorado State University.

After graduation, he started Peppler Farms, LLC, comprised of 500 acres of corn, wheat, alfalfa hay, and barley. He also raises sugar beets, sunflowers, fed cattle, sheep and hogs. His family’s agricultural history dates back multiple generations in northern Colorado. His mother’s family farm was honored in 2017 as a Centennial Farm & Ranch by History Colorado for their perseverance and resilience through the changing times. History Colorado recognizes farms or ranches that have remained in the same family continuously for 100 years or more.

Peppler was a trade advisor on the USDA Sweeteners Agriculture Trade Advisory Committee (ATAC) and served as president of the Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. He also served on the board of directors for the Longmont Co-op, the Highland Ditch Company, and the Highland Lake Lateral Ditch Company.

Peppler and his wife Colleen currently reside in Mead, Colorado, and have two grown children, Ashley and Tyson. Peppler and his wife attend Mead United Methodist Church where his family has attended for four generations.

In addition to his interest in agriculture and foreign policy, Peppler enjoys fishing and following Colorado State University football.