Grain Theft Reward Program

theft-rewardKGFA will pay up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person responsible for the theft of commodities from a member’s facility.

Background: The Reward Program has been in existence since 1983, and two awards have been given out since then. In 1983, KGFA rewarded Marvin Wentz of Atchison County Coop with $1,000 for his efforts in helping police capture four men responsible for the Memorial Day grain theft from the river terminal there. In 1996, KGFA rewarded Steven Kuplen, a customer of KAMO Grain in Pittsburg, with $250 for his help in the conviction of an individual who stole over $4,000 worth of soybeans from the KAMO elevator.

The award started at an up to $1,000 amount. In 2008, the Board of Directors decided to increase it to up to $10,000 to help discourage grain thefts from elevators due to the dramatic rise in grain prices.
Purpose:

  • Encourage community interest in and concern for an elevator’s operating procedure so that criminal activity is more readily noticed and reported.
  • Enhance employee allegiance to their workplace and therein their concern for its well being.
  • Encourage persons knowledgeable of contemplated grain thievery to come forward with information.
  • Discourage the contemplation of grain theft by displaying the offer of a $1,000 reward at all member facilities.

Reward Club Members: KGFA is proud of its Reward Club Members that sponsor this program. Each club member agrees to sponsor $100 of all future rewards given (not to exceed $500 in one year). As a special bonus to our Reward Club Members, those facilities will be eligivle to receive the new award amount of up to $10,000 if the theft happens at their location. All other KGFA members’ facilities are still able to reveive the award, but only up to the current $1,000 amount.

If you have any questions about the program or are intersted in becoming a Reward Club member, please contact Shahira Stafford at (785) 234-0461 or at shahira@kansasag.org. The above poster is also available for your facility upon request.

Cabela’s Merchandise

Does your company need new apparel? Looking for appreciation gift ideas for your customers? Get up to 10% off Cabela’s merchandise and 5% off gift cards just for being a KGFA member!

Click on the catalog below. Ordering instructions are on the first page. You can also call (785) 234-0461 for details.


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