HALO is a membership-based organization whose members are passionate about their land, our world, and stewarding the resources that feed America and power its economy. Most of our landowner members have energy development leases on their land, seeking to diversify their ability to maintain ownership of their family farms. HALO provides counsel to area landowners on legal representation, ways they can educate community members about the benefits of energy development, developing ag-energy partnerships, and much more. A somewhat new organization, we continue to develop and refine our approach to best meet the needs of our landowner members. E-mail [email protected] to learn more or to provide suggestions on ways we can serve our membership.
Meet the team
Jeremy LaFaver, President, HALO
Before starting Heartland Area Land Owners (HALO), Jeremy LaFaver grew up in Lewis and Clark County, Montana on a gravel road near the local rodeo grounds as the son of a teacher and a public servant. His family later moving to Kansas, he graduated from Kansas State University before moving to New Mexico where he worked for the New Mexico Legislative Council Service as a researcher and bill drafter. Yearning to get back to the Heartland, LaFaver moved to Kansas City in 2009 to become the policy director for a statewide advocacy organization in Missouri. He went on to serve 2 terms in the Missouri House of Representatives where he worked on tax, energy, and conservation issues, among others. These experiences led him to form HALO, as he saw a serious need for landowner voices to be at the table when local officials are making decisions that impact their livelihood. In 2017, he began talking to other landowners throughout the heartland about the idea until there was finally enough critical mass of members to begin operations in 2022. LaFaver and his wife Stephanie live in Kansas City with their daughters Isabelle and Caroline and their dogs Emma and Tucker.
Dalton Glasscock was born, raised, and is proud to have remained Kansas. Most recently, Dalton represented South Sedgwick County as Sedgwick County Commissioner for the County’s second largest District, District 2 which includes parts of Wichita, as
well as the towns of Clearwater, Haysville and unincorporated communities. He graduated from Maize South High School and went on to get his Bachelors in Business Administration from Wichita State University.
Prior to his time on the commission, Dalton worked for the United States House of Representatives as both a Field Representative and Constituent Representative specializing in military and veteran affair matters; representing 17 counties in South Central Kansas. Upon leaving the House, he returned to the private sector and launched a small business that spans employees in nearly 10 different states.
His extensive work as a volunteer, activist, staffer, and elected touches every level of government and politics; local, state, federal, PAC, and Party politics. This history includes being elected as the youngest county Party Chairman in Kansas as the Sedgwick County Republican Party Chairman. He has worked on CARLY for America on behalf of Carly Fiorina’s historic presidential run in 2016. He has worked as Field Representative for Senator Pat Roberts and the Kansas Republican Party, Political Director for Congressman Ron Estes, campaign manager, media consultant for countless local races including Mayors, Commissioners, State Representatives and Senators, and Boards of Education.
Dalton is proud to be a Kansan and lives in Sedgwick County with his dog Astra.
Jeff Crocker was born in Jefferson City and raised on a farm in Cole County Missouri. His family moved to southeast Missouri from Kentucky in 1820. He attended Blair Oaks High School and Lincoln University while working for the Missouri Department of Conservation eventually moving on to a career in law enforcement with the Cole County Sheriff's Office and then the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
After the attacks of 9/11, Jeff went to work for the Department of Homeland Security. He worked in various law enforcement and counter terrorism assignment throughout the upper Midwest as well as Europe and Asia. He is a graduate of Bellevue University, Bellevue Nebraska.
Upon his retirement Jeff moved back to rural mid-Missouri where he lives with his wife Heather and kids Charlie and Lucy. His oldest son Jesse is on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They have two labs, Daisy and Yogi. He is active in Missouri 4H where he is a youth shotgun shooting sports coach as well as an assistant coach for the Osage Trap Shooting Team.
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