In honor of National FFA week February 17th-24th, we awarded several grants to local FFA chapters in partnership with Land O'Lakes and CoBank. We are proud to support these chapters and the young men and women that have an interest in agriculture. It is a small way that we can give back to the communities that support Midwest Farmers Cooperative and a way to support the future of agriculture. The capters are listed below. Click here for amounts and programs being funded.
We are pleased to announce that Midwest Farmers Cooperative and the Land O'Lakes Foundation made a contribution of $4,000 to the Food Bank of Lincoln to support several of their Rural Southeast Nebraska BackPack programs. This donation will provide more than 500 backpacks of food this school year. See the picture here. December 2017.
The Employee Advisory Group, EAG, honored employees this week through the Employee Excellence program. From a group of nominations received by the EAG from employees, Jeremy Wilhelm, CEO, announced five employees that received awards and recognized four other employees that received nominations. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and service to MFC!
Rob Ahlers – Innovator Award
Mark Brockhoff – Five Star Customer Service Award
Rick Bayne – Excellence Award
Mary Nygaard – Five Star Customer Service Award
Amanda Gerking – Above and Beyond Project Award
Bradd Waldman – Recognition for Excellence Award nominee
Paul Sliger – Recognition for Five Star Customer Service Award nominee
Ranee Helmick - Recognition for Five Star Customer Service Award nominee
Dan Timm – Recognition for Excellence Award nominee
Midwest Farmers Cooperative values the next generation in agriculture leaders and is pleased to introduce our Emerging Leaders in Agriculture program. This program will target producers and their spouses between the ages of 25-40 years old. This program will introduce ag leaders in our communities to the latest technology in our industry, keys to financial success for your farm, unique grain marketing strategies as well as some fun. The first program will kickoff the afternoon of July 17th in Lincoln with a few short programs, then the group will head to a baseball game and wrap up after lunch on the 18th. Space is limited, so if you are interested in participating, please contact Jeremy Wilhelm at 402-994-2585.