KANSAS NATIVE NAMED TO PHEASANTS FOREVER'S NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ed Holland introduced to upland bird hunting at Kansas State University
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pheasants Forever (PF) and Quail Forever (QU) have announced that Ed Holland of Bucyrus, Kan., has been appointed as the newest member of the organization's national board of directors. The 17-member board meets three times a year and oversees the operations of PF and QU, the nation's largest upland conservation organization. Born and raised in Kansas City, Holland has spent 30 years as a restaurateur, overseeing daily operations of Myron Green American dining restaurant. He is one of the Kansas City area's leading proponents of upland conservation, support that's led to his appointment.
"It's an honor to be named to serve on the national board of directors for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever," Holland said. "I have been lucky enough to see great upland hunting in Kansas and would like to help make a difference in improving habitat for future hunters nationwide." Naturally, Holland is excited that his hometown will be hosting Pheasants Forever's National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic 2012, the organization's largest event, on Feb. 17-19, 2012.
A passionate outdoorsman, Holland learned to appreciate upland hunting and the outdoors from his fellow rugby teammates at Kansas State University. During his senior year, he received his first shotgun and has been an avid hunter since. No matter how busy his schedule, Holland always finds time to spend with his family, teaching them the value of the outdoors. "Hunting is really the one sport we have always done as a family,” he said. “When my son was growing up, hunting was a big motivator for me because it was an opportunity to spend time with him.”
PF and its quail conservation division, QU, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. The organization has more than 130,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally-raised conservation funds are spent.