Pat Wemhoff

_DSC0327Type of farming operation:

Grain: Corn & Soybean

Livestock: Cattle, Hogs

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

From 2012-2015, I have been active as a Board member. I served on the CVA Associate Board for a two-year term and two years on the Board of Directors. During this time, we worked on several key initiatives and projects that have advanced our organization. 

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

For almost 25 years, CVA/local co-ops’ have played an important role in my family’s life. They have been the primary outlet for our grains, source of our feed supply for livestock and our source for improved crop applications. We rely on CVA for our grain and food-related advocacy. I have been pleased to give back to CVA by serving on the board for the past four years and would like to continue this opportunity.

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

Passion for agriculture

Experience on CVA Board

Self-motivated and experienced agricultural management

Detail-oriented

Ability to fulfill CVA’s mission statement

Ability to plan and manage projects

Skilled in assessing and directing business activities

Superior leadership qualities and team player

Talk about your passion for the cooperative system.

My passion is agriculture. Every day I know that I am contributing to help feed the world – and I also love what I do.  Agriculture is an exciting place to be. There are many challenges but there are also endless different opportunities within agriculture, and that is something I hope to share and encourage a new generation to take on the challenge to help feed the world!

What is your vision for CVA?

My hope is that we continue to grow the company by building capacity for new and existing cooperative businesses, and creating more employment for existing cooperative businesses. 

Provide any additional information you would like to share here:

I farm South of Humphrey, operating wean to finish hog operation, also raising corn and soybeans. I live on the Wemhoff Homestead, which has been in operation since 1866. My wife, Doris, and I have three children; Keisha is attending her first year in college and our sons, Kyle and Taylor, attend St. Francis School.  We are all active members of St. Francis Church where I serve on the Parish Council. 

I have served as an Associate Director on the CVA Board for the past year. I understand the commitment and importance needed to serve as a Board of Director for CVA. With emerging technology and demand for food, I feel like I can represent this area and help the success of CVA in the future.