About Us

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Our people embrace the Cooperative Spirit to deliver value to our members. Our people are employees, volunteers, moms and dads, sisters and brothers. Our people are CVA. WE ARE CVA.

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Growing Agriculture Together

Our people continue to answer the call. They’re engaged in the business, they’re engaged in their communities, they love what they do and the growers they do it for.

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Senior Leadership Team

We believe that the cooperative business model requires a balanced approach; balancing service, profit, patronage, equity redemption, and reinvestment. We are proud of our performance in each of these areas.

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Carl Dickinson

Chief Executive Officer/President
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Fran Swain

Chief Financial Officer
Brent Reichmuth

Brent Reichmuth

Senior Vice President Operations
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Jeff Bechard

Senior Vice President Grain
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Jeff Ingalls

Senior Vice President Energy
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Nic McCarthy

Senior Vice President Agronomy
Doug Rowse

Doug Rowse

Senior Vice President Feed
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Chad Carlson

Senior Vice President Talent
Owen Baker

Owen Baker

Senior Vice President Marketing
Doug Clingman

Doug Clingman

Chief Technology Officer

Board of Directors

The Central Valley Ag Board of Directors is made up of local, agricultural leaders, who are recognized for their industry expertise, as well as economic and community development skills.  The Board of Directors' mission is to provide leadership of Central Valley Ag's current direction and initiatives, in addition to positioning the organization for future success and profitability for members.

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Luke Carlson

Chairman | Region 5, York NE
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Mark Philips

Vice Chairman | Region 8, Akron IA
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Jacob Porter

Secretary | Region 9, Mankato KS
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Alex Brookhouser

Officer | Region 1, Brunswick Nebraska
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Ron Benson

Officer | Region 7, Clay Center Kansas
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Jay Uehling

Officer | Region 4, Oakland Nebraska
Ben Meis

Ben Meis

Director | Region 1, Elgin Nebraska
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Duane Schumacher

Director | Region 2, Bloomfield Nebraska
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Kurt Thoene

Director | Region 2, Hartington Nebraska
Heath Reimers

Heath Reimers

Director | Region 3, Clarks Nebraska
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Ben Loseke

Director | Region 3, Monroe Nebraska
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Carmen Schlickbernd

Director | Region 4, West Point Nebraska
Chris Luethje

Chris Luethje

Director | Region 5, Bradshaw Nebraska
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Larry Naber

Director | Region 6, Utica Nebraska
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Tom Vodicka

Director | Region 6, Surprise Nebraska
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Mark Koss

Director | Region 7, Haddam Kansas
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Derek Appley

Director | Region 8, Akron Iowa
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Ryan May

Director | Region 9, Hunter Kansas
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Julie Ruhter

Director | Region 10, Ainsworth Nebraska
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Michael Welch

Associate Director | Region 7, Haddam Kansas

Meet Your Board

The Central Valley Ag Board of Directors consists of local agricultural leaders. These individuals have industry expertise and economic and community development skills and reside in communities throughout the CVA territory. The “Meet Your Board” video series was developed to help you learn more about your board.