Type of farming operation:
Grain: Corn, Soybeans
Livestock: Custom Feedlot. Feed Cattle for other people.
Share the experiences you have had that will prepare you for serving on the CVA Board of Directors.
Currently, serve as church board chairman at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Wausa.
Serve as chairman on the Lincoln Township Board.
Graduated from Northeast Community College in 1998 with a degree in Farm Management.
Graduated from the Nebraska Lead Program (Class ‘16).
Why are you interested in serving on the CVA Board of Directors?
We as patrons and stockholders of CVA all own part of the company, with that, comes the responsibility of seeing that the company is run in a manner that we agree with. I have served on the board for five years and have learned a lot. I want to make sure the farmer/producer always comes first.
What qualities do you possess that would add value to the CVA Board of Directors?
I like to embrace new technology. I like to be on the cutting edge of new things. I feel that I am open to listening and learning about new ideas and technology.
Talk about your passion for the cooperative system.
We as producers need to work together to grow agriculture. Through the cooperative system, we have the ability to work together as one and to be able to buy and sell unlike we could as individuals. We as owners of CVA should be proud of what our company has accomplished in the past 12 years.
What is your vision for CVA?
To always keep the producer as #1. If decisions made do not benefit the producer then we should not do it. Keep the excellent service we have and strive to make it even better. Always be open to new opportunities. To grow the balance sheet to be able to take on those opportunities but only if it benefits the producer.
Provide any additional information you would like to share here:
Married for 15 years to my wife Janie. I have three kids Elizabeth (14), Joe (11) and Holly (9).