Neal Bracht

_DSC0325Type of farming operation:

Grain:  Corn, Soybeans and Alfalfa.

Livestock: Cow calf

Share the experiences you have had that will prepare you for serving on the CVA Board of Directors.

I have served as an associate of the West Point co-op, in addition to serving as a board member of Northeast Co-op, Farmers Union Non-stock Cooperative Transport Association, and I am currently serving on the CVA Board of Directors. I have also served as president of my local sports booster club.

Why are you interested in serving on the CVA Board of Directors?

I would like to help mold the vision of CVA.

What qualities do you possess that would add value to the CVA Board of Directors?

I believe my knowledge of agriculture gives me insight into the inputs and off-take needs of the producers.

Talk about your passion for the cooperative system.

I believe that we in ag need to stick together. The power of many outweighs the power of one. Returning part of the profit back to the patron is what it is all about.

What is your vision for CVA?

CVA needs to create value for the producer whether it be the best products that we need for our operations or expanding the marketplace from which they are sold.

Provide any additional information you would like to share here:

My wife, Tami, and I have three children; Derek (22), Karlie (20) and Leah (17). We belong to St Mary’s Church in West Point. We have an operation that involves my family as well as a brother, Kurt, and his family and a brother, Glen.