Country Elevator Committee 

Committee Chairman: Robert Geers, Merchandising Manager, Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Lansing, MI
NGFA Staff Liaisons: Jim Seibert

This committee addresses issues important to grain warehouse operators, including federal and state regulatory issues.  In so doing, it works extensively with USDA and state grain warehouse regulatory agencies.  The com­mittee also is responsible for representing the interests of country elevators in the NGFA’s policy-development process.  In that capacity, it provides input to other NGFA committees on cross-cutting issues important to country elevator managers, including futures market performance; transportation; safety, health and environ­mental issues; agricultural biotechnology; and industry education and training needs.
Tara ArthoPresidentTexas Grain and Feed AssociationFort Worth, TX
John Borchers Agtegra CooperativeAberdeen, SD
Jeremy BurkhartVP Of GrainUnited Quality CooperativeParshall, ND
Mark CruseDirector Of Grain OperationsCGB Enterprises Inc.Covington, LA
Grayson Daniels Riceland Foods Inc.Stuttgart, AR
Scott DayGeneral ManagerMaplehurst FarmsRochelle, IL
William C. DeLongVice PresidentThe DeLong Co. Inc.Clinton, WI
William DoyscherAssistant General ManagerFarmers Cooperative Elevator Co.Hanley Falls, MN
Max FisherVice President, Treasurer, Chief EconomistNational Grain and Feed AssociationArlington, VA
Robert GeersMerchandising ManagerMichigan Agricultural CommoditiesLansing, MI
Chris GesweinManager Corn ProductsArcher Daniels Midland CompanyDecatur, IL
Brian GordonChief Executive OfficerRitzville Warehouse Co.Ritzville, WA
Mark HobrockSenior Profit Center ManagerThe Andersons Inc.Overland Park, KS
Dennis InmanVice President, GrainCentral Farm ServiceTruman, MN
Paul Katovich HighLine Grain Growers Inc.Waterville, WA
Nicholas KrehbielChief Operations OfficerKanza Cooperative AssociationIuka, KS
Dustin Loseke ScoularWaverly, IL
Tom MadruGeneral Manager, Grain DivisionKokomo Grain Co. Inc.Kokomo, IN
Jason MarthalerVP, Community Risk Mgmt. & Supply ChainCHSInver Grove Heights, MN
Kyle McCarthyGrain Division ManagerFarmer's Cooperative Elevator CompanyHemingford, NE
Jason MeyerVP, Commercial Leader Rivers RegionCargill Inc.Wayzata, MN
Abbey Miedema Agtegra CooperativeWolsey, SD
Max MobleyGeneral ManagerThresher Artisan WheatBlackfoot, ID
Bryan RaderMerchandising ManagerFS Grain LLCMorris, IL
Gene ReibelEastern Regional ManagerGavilon Grain LLCOmaha, NE
Ted SchultzChief Operating OfficerTeam Marketing Alliance LLCMoundridge, KS
Lacey SeibertVice President, Grain DivisionLandmark Services CooperativeCottage Grove, WI
Megan SheeleyVice PresidentCrown Appraisals Inc.Fargo, ND
Lee SproullDirector Of Grain MarketingMountaire FarmsMillsboro, DE
Andrew SwerleinPresident And Chief Executive OfficerMercer Landmark Inc.Celina, OH
Mike TateDirector, Origination N.A.Bunge North America Inc.Chesterfield, MO
John ThompsonSenior MerchandiserCentral Missouri AGRIService LLCMarshall, MO
Tom WappPortfolio ManagerPOET Grain LLCWichita, KS
Dustin WeinerVice President, Grain MerchandisingLandus CooperativeAmes, IA
Carey WilliamsCOOAttebury Grain LLCAmarillo, TX
Eric WilliamsDirector Of GrainMFA IncorporatedColumbia, MO