Board of Directors
Miller_Deb1

Farmers Union Mercantile and Shipping Association
Stockton

Deb Miller

Chairwoman
Tempel_Bob

WindRiver Grain LLC
Garden City

Bob Tempel

Vice Chairman
Emch_Brent1

Cargill Inc.
Overland Park

Brent Emch

Second Vice Chairman
Hofbauer_Glen

The Scoular Company
Overland Park
Chairman 2017-19

Glen Hofbauer

Immediate Past Chairman
Beachner_Gary1

Beachner Grain
Parsons
Chairman 1997-98

Gary Beachner

Board Member
Behring_Ted

Farmers Cooperative Equity Co.
Isabel

Ted Behring

Board Member
Cowan_Brad1

Frontier Ag Inc.
Goodland

Brad Cowan

Board Member
Fullerton_Andrew2

Bartlett Grain Company
Great Bend

Andrew Fullerton

Board Member
Helfrich_David

Irsik & Doll
Cimarron

David Helfrich

Board Member
Jirak_James

Valley Coop Inc.
Winfield

James Jirak

Board Member
Johnson_Dub

McPherson Concrete Storage Systems
McPherson

Dub Johnson

Board Member
Paul_Mark

Cloud County Cooperative Elevator Association
Concordia

Mark Paul

Board Member
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CoMark Equity Alliance
Cheney

Troy Presley

Board Member
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Team Marketing Alliance
Moundridge

Devin Schierling

Board Member
Wenger_Clark

The Ottawa Cooperative Association
Ottawa

Clark Wenger

Board Member
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ADM Grain Co.
Overland Park

Allen Williams

Board Member
Kansas Grain and Feed Association Staff
Seeber_Ron_Transparent

Ron Seeber was hired as KGFA’s president and CEO in October 2017 after working for the association since July 2008.

Ron Seeber

President and CEO
Stookey_Randy

Stookey is the lead lobbyist for the association and provides guidance addressing legal questions and compliance issues.

Randy Stookey

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Storey_Staci_Updated

Staci Storey has been with KGFA since October 2016. She is responsible for KGFA’s accounting system including financial reports and oversight, accounts payable & accounts receivable and personnel records.

Staci Storey

Senior Vice President | Chief Financial Officer
Bennett_Shari

Shari Bennett has been with KGFA since June 2002. She is responsible for all of the Association’s major meeting & golf tournament planning. She also assists with the Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders Program. She is the staff contact for the Expo Advisory Committee.

Shari Bennett

Vice President | Event Planning
Anschutz_Lisa_Updated

Lisa Anschutz is responsible for maintaining membership records, directory listings, email addresses for electronic communications, educational programs & major meeting registration.

Lisa Anschutz

Senior Director of Internal Operations
Tenpenny_Samantha_Updated

Samantha Tenpenny is responsible for the management of KGFA’s membership recruitment and retention programs. She is also responsible for the development and coordination of the Association’s educational programs.

Samantha Tenpenny

Director of Member Services
Dodds_Mitzi_2019

Mitzi Dodds is responsible for marketing, promotion and advertising sales for the Kansas Official Directory. She is also the contact for Committee volunteers.

Mitzi Dodds

Executive Administrative Professional
Green_Trae

Trae Green oversees all communications products provided by the association, while also administering the Scholarship Program.

Trae Green

Director of Communications and Marketing
Tunnell_Tom

Tom Tunnell served as KGFA’s top executive staff officer since September 1980 before his retirement in 2018. Tom’s primary role is to serve in an advisory capacity to the CEO, staff, and KGFA and KARA Boards.

Tom Tunnell

CEO Emeritus
Past Chairmen

1896-99 | N.B. Hieatt – Willis
1899-1907 | L. Cortelyou – Muscotah
1907-08 | A. Aitken – St. John
1908-12 | R.E. Cox – Elsmore
1912-14 | W.C. Brown – Beloit
1914-15 | A.H. Bennett – Topeka
1915-17 | F.A. Derby – Topeka
1917-19 | J.B. McClure – Hutchinson
1919-20 | E. Bossemeyer, Jr. – Superior NE
1920-21 | W.S. Washer – Atchison
1921-22 | J.D. Mead – Fort Scott
1922-23 | S.P. Wallingford – Wichita
1923-24 | Willis Pereau – Moran
1924-25 | C.C. Isley – Dodge City
1925-27 | Claude M. Cave – Sublette
1927-28 | H.R. Rhodes – Colony
1928-29 | H.B. Wheaton – Hugoton
1929-30 | J.H. Voss – Downs
1930-31 | Roy W. Cox – Moran
1931-32 | A.R. Dean – Blue Rapids
1932-34 | R.L. Miller – Kinsley
1934-37 | W.L. Drake – Humboldt
1937-38 | A.R. Dean – Blue Rapids
1938-39 | J.O. Ross – Wamego
1939-41 | J.E. Ogren – Arkansas City
1941-44 | Dan C. Sullivan – Ulysses
1944-46 | C.C. Smith  Conway Springs
1946-47 | A.W. Estes  – Hutchinson
1947-48 | Lester R. McDonald Satanta

1948-49 | D.A. McDonald – Iola
1949-50 | Howard D. Banta – Oberlin
1950-51 | Dwight S. Tolle – Salina
1951-52 | Ellis K. Cave – Dodge City
1952-53 | L.E. Howard – Topeka
1953-54 | H.J. Gudenkauf – Frankfort
1954-55 | S. Dean Evans, Sr. – Salina
1955-56 | R.C. Davidson, Jr. – Hutchinson
1956-57 | Royal R. Cox – Iola
1957-58 | R.P. Coupland – Tribune
1958-59 | Milton L. Morrison – Salina
1959-60 | David E. McKee – Topeka
1960-62 | Ed D. Romain – Wichita
1962-64 | Robert F. Gantz – Ness City
1964-66 | Steve E. Aduddell – Coffeyville
1966-68 | Earl H. Bryan – Hugoton
1968-70 | Ailiff Neel – Windom
1970-71 | Donald M. Moore – Monument
1971-72 |  Henry Lueck – Netawaka
1972       | Tom McNeive – Edmond
1972-73 | L.J. Holgerson – Wichita
1973-74 | Kermit Adelgren – Hutchinson
1974-75 |  Lewis J. Gerken – Chanute
1975-76 | Ralph Dockstader – Beloit
1976-77 | Carl M. Thurow – Moscow
1977-78 | John Severe, Sr. – Wichita
1978-79 | Frank McBride – Salina
1979-80 |  Elmer Buster – Emporia
1980-81 | Gene Hiatt – Munden

1981-82 | Robert L. Read – Cherryvale
1982-83 | Ron Stucky – Kansas City
1983-84 | Don Epps – Prescott
1984-85 | Arch DeBruce – Ulysses
1985-86 | Gary Gilbert – Clay Center
1986-87 | George Aicher – Eureka
1987-88 | Gary Cooper – Colby
1988-89 | Roger Wolfe – Hiawatha
1989-90 | Clint Webber – Hutchinson
1990-91 | Don Timmel – Salina
1991-92 | Richard Fisher – Sterling
1992-93 | David Warrington – Salina
1993-94 | Dwaine Liby – Clay Center
1994-95 | Paul Dalke – Marienthal
1995-96 | Duane Boyd – Offerle
1996-97 | Fred Pearson – Reading
1997-98 | Gary Beachner – St. Paul
1998-99 | John Petz – Cimarron
1999-2001 | Byron Ulery – Beloit
2001-03 | Chuck Elsea – Salina
2003-05 | Dennis Bedore – Stockton
2005-07 | Gary Lortscher – Bern
2007-09 | Jerald Kemmerer – Dodge City
2009-11 | Gary Gantz – Ness City
2011-13 | Stan Stark – Haviland
2013-15 | Ted Schultz – Moundridge
2015-17 | Pete Goetzmann – Overland Park
2017-19 | Glen Hofbauer – Overland Park

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