Born to Ferdinand Frederick Adam and Gertrude Nellie (Hanson) Burmeister in Great Bend, KS.
Is a farmer in Clafin, KS, and continues in this role.
Earns a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and agriculture from Fort Hays State University.
Serves with the US National Guard through 1969.
Is a part of the farmer cooperative Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station at Fort Hays Branch Station in Hays, KS.
Is a member of the Kansas Natural Resource Council in Topeka and continues in this role.
Is a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York City and continues in this role.
Is a participant of the University Akron National Energy Forum.
Works within Office Radiation Programs for the EPA in Denver, CO.
Leads a National Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Strategy Rev. Workshop in Washington, D.C
Is the recipient of the Bankers Award: Banks of Barton County by the Kansas and US Soil Conservation Service.
Is a panel member of the Kansas Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Great Bend and Salina, KS.
Is a member of the farmer advocate committee Sunshine Farm Project within The Land Institute in Salina, KS.
Maintains membership with National Wildlife Federation, National Arbor Day Foundation and World Wildlife Fund, among other groups.