Board/Committees/Staff

Board of Directors:

[as of 11.16.17]

David Briggs, President – Westco, Alliance [Bd Chair]

Dean Thernes, President – Farmers Pride, Battle Creek [Vice Chair]

Dave Beckman, Director – Central Valley Ag Co-op, York [Secretary]

Evan Brandes, Director – Aurora Co-op Elevator Co

Mike Hechtner, Central Region President – CoBank, Omaha

John Oehlerking, Director – Midwest Farmers Co-op, Elmwood

Randy Robeson, Manager – Frontier Cooperative Company, Brainard

Tim Rowe, Director – Country Partners Co-op, Gothenburg

Kent Taylor, President/CEO – Farmers/Ranchers Co-op Assn, Ainsworth

 

Staff

The office staff is composed of 4 full-time employees:

Rocky Weber – President & General Counsel

Ed Woeppel – Education & Program Director

Glenda Gaston – Office Manager/Admin Assistant

Deb Mazour – Program Coordinator/Admin Assistant

 

Legislative Advisory Committee

The LAC evaluates, formulates, and submits recommendations to the Council’s Board of Directors concerning legislation which it deems appropriate. This committees consists of 9 voting members and is currently comprised of the following individuals:

[as of 1.1.17]

Rocky Weber, Council President & General Counsel [Co-chair]

Dean Thernes, President – Farmers Pride, Battle Creek [Co-chair]

Matt Caswell, VP of Member/Corp Relations & Gov’t Affairs – AGP

Carl Dickinson, President/CEO – Central Valley Ag Co-op, York

Jeff Loschen, Director – Cooperative Producers Inc, Hastings

Jamey Nygren, Dir of Legis Affairs – Farm Credit Services of America

John Oehlerking, Director – Midwest Farmers Co-op, Elmwood

Randy Robeson, Manager – Frontier Cooperative Company, Brainard

Tim Rowe, Director – Country Partners Co-op, Gothenburg

David Briggs, President – WESTCO, Alliance [ex-officio]

 

Political Action Committee

This committee consists of 9 members, each serving a 2-year term, as follows:

[as of 3.22.17]

Dean Thernes, President – Farmers Pride, Battle Creek [Chair]

Tom Hansen, Director – Ag Valley Co-op, Edison

Mary Kay Lyon, Director – CHS Agri Service Center, Holdrege

Doug Olsen, Director – Panhandle Co-op Assn, Scottsbluff

Bill Schuster, Director – Aurora Co-op Elevator Co.

Kent Taylor, President/CEO – Farmers/Ranchers Co-op Assn, Ainsworth

Ron Velder, President – Farmers Cooperative, Dorchester

VACANT, Manager

David Briggs, President – WESTCO, Alliance [ex-officio]

 

Excellence in Cooperative Education Committee

The ECEC researches, discusses and recommends educational activities it determines to be favorable to the enhancement of the entire farmer cooperative community. It also oversees the Fund For Excellence. This committee consists of 10 members and is currently composed of the following individuals:

[as of 3.22.17]

Ed Woeppel, Council Education & Program Director

Dave Beckman, Director – Central Valley Ag Co-op, York [Chair]

Don Anthony, Director – CHS Inc

Evan Brandes, Director – Aurora Co-op Elevator Co.

Tod Clark, CEO – Country Partners Co-op, Gothenburg

Jay Geu, Director – Frenchman Valley Farmers Co-op, Imperial

Tom Houser, Vice President – CoBank

Mike Nohavec, Director – Farmers Cooperative, Dorchester

Dale Piper, Manager – Midwest Farmers Co-op, Elmwood

VACANT, Manager

Dr. Greg McKee – University of Nebraska-Lincoln [ex-officio]

David Briggs, President – WESTCO, Alliance [ex-officio]

 

Hall of Fame Committee

This committee consists of 5 members, each serving a 3-year term, as follows:

[as of 1.1.17]

Jerrell Dolesh, Tilden

Daryl Erickson, Greenwood

Ed Foster, Gothenburg

Doug Nuttelman, Stromsburg

Don Wiseman, Fairbury

David Briggs, President – WESTCO, Alliance [ex-officio]

Rocky Weber, NCC President & General Counsel [ex-officio]