MKC is a full-service farm cooperative offering a complete line of supplies and services for both farm and urban customers in 14 counties throughout Kansas.
With field marketers and full-service agronomy centers equipped with applicators, MKC has what is needed to meet your agronomy needs and help you succeed.
MKC operates one of the top professional energy departments in the state of Kansas and is dedicated to the success of our customers’ operations.
MKC offers comprehensive risk management services to help farmers and ranchers succeed.
Using a host of precision agriculture tools and data analytics, MKC can meet your needs.
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As one of the leading agricultural companies in Kansas, we believe employees play an important role in the growth and success of the cooperative.
Dave Christiansen serves as president and CEO of MKC and has since January 2004. MKC is a full-service farm cooperative offering a complete line of products, programs and services for both farm and urban customers throughout Kansas. With a current membership of more than 9,800 members, MKC specializes in grain, agronomy, energy, feed and risk management. With administrative offices in Moundridge, KS, MKC has 39 locations with more than 325 employees who play a significant role in the growth and success of MKC, vendors and customers.
Dave’s industry experience began in 1973 when he became employed by the cooperative in Great Bend, KS. His past positions include Vice President of Ag Inputs for Panhandle Co-op in Scottsbluff, NE and President/CEO of Ag Partners Co-op in Hiawatha, KS.
Dave has served on a number of boards and advisory councils over his 40 plus years in the cooperative system. He currently serves as chairman of the United Benefits Group as well as Producer Ag LLC, Farm Kan LLC and Team Marketing Alliance LLC. He serves on the boards for the Cooperative Retirement Plan, Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at Kansas State University, CHS Learning and Development Council, CHS Member Advisory Committee and the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.
Dave and his wife, Cindy, have three children and six grandchildren.
Amy Meyers currently serves as the director of strategic initiatives. Amy received her bachelor degree in management at Penn State University. Before joining MKC, Amy worked for Norwegian Cruise Lines aboard the Pride of Aloha and Pride of America Honolulu for four and half years as a board hospitality management and shore side departmental training. She also worked for HI & the Harry Lundberg School of Seamanship, Piney Point, and MD. Amy is a recipient of the Balanced Scorecard Professional Certification from the Balanced Scorecard Institute Strategy Management Group. She enjoys cheering on her favorite sports team, Pittsburg as well as spoiling her dog. She also enjoys taking care of her physical health and being a wellness member of the wellness committee.
“The most rewarding part of my career involves working with dynamic and a progressive team of employees dedicated to helping their customers, and each other, succeed every day,” Meyers says. “MKC provides exceptional, personalized service and diverse expertise designed to fit every need for today’s customers.”
Erik Lange is the Vice President of Southern Operation for MKC. Before being promoted to Vice President of Southern Operations, Erik was a location manager. He studied Biology and Chemistry at Emporia State University. Erik is still actively helping with his family farm that has been producing food for the world in South Central Kansas for over 100 years, which is currently operated by the 5th generation of his family. Prior to joining MKC, Erik was the general manager for Haskell County Grain Co. and a location manager for Irsik and Doll Feed Services. Erik and his wife have three children. He stays heavily involved with his children’s activities as a youth group leader, recreational sports coach, and Cub Scout leader.
“Through our engaged and responsive employee group, MKC supplies a wide range of high quality products, services, information, and risk management strategies that help our customers and members be successful in their endeavors,” says Lange.
He enjoys being able to solve problems and create innovative solutions then using them to create success, making working at MKC exciting and rewarding.
Hilary Worcester joined MKC in July 2014 as the coordinator of talent and industry partnerships. She received her bachelor of Science at Kansas State University and a master of physical therapy at Kansas Medical Center. Prior to joining MKC, Hilary worked for Menorah Medical Center, Geary Rehab, Self Regional Healthcare, Bartlesville Physical Rehab, and Poudre Valley Hospital. Her community involvement includes being executive committee member of the Flint Hills Farm and Ranch Club, standards advisor for Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Little Apple Bikes volunteer, and FFA volunteer. Hilary enjoys cycling, hiking, traveling, and cooking with her husband Jake.
“MKC provides access to global markets, financing, technology, speed and space, subject matter experts and strategic vision to help them reach their goals. Provided all through one partner,” Hilary says. “The most rewarding part of my career here at MKC is seeing past interns that graduated and are now working full time for MKC and adding value to the company early in their career.”
Jeff Jones has served as senior location manager since October of 2011. Jeff graduated from Friends University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Prior to joining MKC, Jeff was the senior operations manager at Trugreen for 15 years. He stays involved with his community by being involved with GEAPS International Board of Directors, Great Plains GEAPS Chapter treasurer, Haven Chamber of Commerce as Vice President, and Hutchinson Community College Agriuclture Advisory Board. Jeff enjoys being a part of MKC and valuing people and their personal growth. As a manager he likes the opportunity to be a part of the employee growth. During his free time Jeff enjoys to bird hunt, golf and travel. Jeff is happily married to his wife Nicole.
“MKC provides value to the customers through intense passion and focus on our customer services and the experience it provides,” Jones says. “Our tag line of “Shared Growth, Shared Success” is what we live by. We understand the partnership flourishes as both partners succeed. I enjoy being a vital solution to the grower’s success.”
Jon Brown currently is the director of facilities management. Before joining the MKC team in July of 2010 he was the owner and operator of Brown Construction for 9 years. His community involvement includes Inman Community Foundation, High School Booster Club, coaching sports, and the Central Kansas Crushers. Jon enjoys building things that he knows will be used by all of the producers and employees at MKC. Knowing they will benefit from the quality of our projects is the most rewarding part of his career here at MKC. Jon and his wife Amber have five children. During his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and family by being outdoors fishing, swimming, and going to ball games. He also enjoys cheering for his favorite sports teams, coaching and watching his kids play sports.
“MKC provides a service that is very rare and special. MKC can accommodate to any grower large or small and take care of all their needs from crop inputs all the way to shipping your grain from one of our new rail loading terminals,” Brown says. “MKC is a one stop shop that is only focused on marking the grower successful.”
Jonathan Reazin currently serves as a senior location manager. Prior to joining the MKC team in 2011, Jonathan interned with MKC. Before interning, Jonathan learned about MKC through his grandfather who worked for MKC in the late 1970’s in Groveland. Jonathan received his bachelor’s in agriculture education from Oklahoma State University. He stays heavily involved with his community by being the vice president of McPherson County Fair Board and on the Advisory and Foundation Board for Walton Rural Life Center. During his free time Jonathan enjoys woodworking, home remodels and trucks. Jonathan and his wife, Jodi have one son, Jhett.
“MKC is a full service cooperative. We are more than just a place to dump grain and get products, the value of our employee’s knowledge, the technology and the risk management that we provide can help guide their full farm success,” Reazin says. “MKC is a family. MKC isn’t just a place to work, but it is an atmosphere to build a career. With our progressive and growth oriented attitude MKC allows for not only the opportunity to be on the leading edge of technology, but allows for career development and advancement. MKC cares not only about customer’s needs, but what else we can do to take care of them and help them be successful. Our customer’s and employee’s success, is MKC success.”
Shane Eck has served as a senior location manager in Lindsborg since December 2010. He received his bachelors in Agriculture Economics. Prior to joining MKC, Shane worked at Farmers Co-op in Manhattan from 1996 to 2001 and at the Dodge City Co-op from 2001 to 2010. His leadership involvement includes Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership Class XII member. His enjoys assisting his three boys with their swine project, hunting, camping, and fishing.
Shane likes the value MKC provides to the growers such as multiple risk management opportunities.
“The most rewarding part of my career is being involved in driving change that is mutually beneficial for our company, growers, and employees,” Eck says. “MKC is an aggressive cooperative that strives to be an industry leader in an effort to remain relevant so that we can provide mutually beneficial opportunities to our growers.”
Kent Nichols currently serves as the agronomy sales manager and seed manager for MKC. He graduated from Kansas State University with Agriculture Economic Degree. Before joining MKC, Kent was employed by Agriliance before being placed with MKC after that previous summer in 2005. His community involvement includes the Monsanto advisory board.
Kent and his wife, Emily have two children, Jack and Claire. He enjoys to golf, help on the family farm as well as spending time with his family during his free time.
“I think MKC provides a trusted partner on their operation where we can try and help them be more successful,” Nichols said. “Finding new ways to improve their operations is important. I also feel the most rewarding part about my career with MKC is seeing how our daily activities make a positive impact on the grower. Agriculture has always been a part of my life and this allows me to remain close to my roots.”
Steven Peterson is the Vice President of Northern Operations for MKC. Prior to joining MKC, Steven was the CEO for Farmers Cooperative Association in Manhattan, Kansas.
He enjoys fishing and hunting during his free time. Steven and his wife Tina also enjoy spending time with their family including their fifteen grandchildren.
“I think MKC provides facilities, employees and services that help our customers grow and be more successful,” Peterson said. “I enjoy being able to mentor other employees to help them be more successful in their careers. I feel as if MKC is an agriculture cooperative engaged in supplying quality inputs, services and markets for our customers and stakeholders for the financial benefit for all.”
Troy Walker is currently serving as MKC agronomy field and precision ag manager for MKC. He was a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelors in Geography and a minor in Agronomy. Before joining MKC in 2016, Troy served as a precision ag manager for Ceres Solutions in Western Indiana. His community involvement involves St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton he also participated in the Indiana Ag Leadership Program.
He enjoys grilling, cooking and traveling during his free time. Him and his wife, Kata have two children, Paul and Mary.
“The two most rewarding parts of my job are, working with an exceptional team and being on the cutting edge of agriculture and technology,” Walker said. “MKC is the employees. Every one of us is here because we love agriculture and we want to help the farmers of Kansas be as successful and profitable as possible. MKC is here for its people to help and serve them.”
Danny Posch is currently the chief financial officer and senior vice president for MKC. Before joining MKC, Danny was a partner with Lindburg Vogel Pierce Farms. Danny’s community involvement includes director for Cooperative Finance Association, member of LTA committee, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and member of the finance council for Land O’ Lakes. He graduated from Wichita State University with A Bachelors in Business Administration degree.
Him and his wife, Jill have four children, Gabbie, Grace, Todd and Derek. During his free time, Danny enjoys boating, skiing, wakeboarding, watching his children participate in basketball and volleyball.
“Being a trusted advisor for our members and customers is what value MKC provides to its customer,” Posch said. “Providing value to the customers through our products and services offering delivered by knowledge and committed employees. The most rewarding part of working for MKC involves participating in growth and financial success of the company. Being a part of a progressive, growth oriented company. Participating in a management team and director discussion and meetings.”
Brett Myers is the Director of Human Resources and Development for MKC. Brett came to MKC in 2009 and is responsible for managing the HR department and focuses on employee development at MKC. He received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Fort Hays State University. Brett grew up in the grain elevator business and first managed a full-service grain, feed and agronomy location in Galva, Kansas. Prior to joining MKC, Brett worked for Farmland Industries in Kansas City, was the Executive Vice President for the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, and served as a Regional Business Manager for WestBred, LLC. MKC has 32 locations throughout central and eastern Kansas and nearly 350 employees providing supplies and services in grain, agronomy, energy, feed and risk management.
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