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. 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.
David Spears currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of MKC. In this role since 2009, he directs all sales and marketing activities in the areas of agronomy as well as oversees Rice County Aerial, LLC. He also advises on the product development and marketing activities in the areas of grain, energy and risk management.
Prior to his professional career, Dave worked on his family’s diversified livestock and grain enterprise in north central Kansas and is still actively involved in agriculture production. He received his B.S. degree in agricultural economics from Kansas State University in 1979. After graduating from college, he joined the lending division of the Wichita Bank for Cooperatives (later CoBank), as, among other positions, Assistant Vice President, responsible for supervising the delivery of financial services and products to Cobank's customers. During this period, he also served on various bank management, advisory and loan committees.
Starting in 1989, Dave held several senior staff positions with the office of U.S. Senator Bob Dole. Spears served as Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. A position appointed by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate. For seven years, Dave served as Director of Kansas Farm Bureau – Agriculture Solutions, Inc. Agriculture Solutions, Inc. was a new company within Kansas Farm Bureau formed to match profitable risk management tools, services, ventures and value-added opportunities with production agriculture. In 2002 President Bush appointed Dave to the Federal Prison Industries Board of Directors. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board.
Dave and his wife, Pam, have two children.
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 Farris. Danny serves as a director for the Cooperative Finance Association, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and member of the Finance Council for Land O’ Lakes. He graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in business administration.
Danny and his wife, Jill, have four children, Gabbie, Grace, Todd and Derek. During his free time, Danny enjoys boating, skiing, wakeboarding, and watching his children participate in basketball and volleyball.
“Being a trusted advisor for our members and customers is critical to MKC,” Posch said. “Providing value to the customers through our products and service offerings delivered by knowledge and committed employees. The most rewarding part of working for MKC involves participating in growth and financial success of the company and being a part of a progressive, growth-oriented company.”
Erik Lange is the executive vice president and chief operating officer for MKC. Before being promoted to his current position, Erik was served as the director of southern operations. 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 more than 100 years, currently operated by the 5th generation of his family. Prior to joining MKC, Erik was the general manager for Haskell County Grain Company 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 broad range of high-quality products, services, information, and risk management strategies that help our customers and members be successful in their endeavors,” Lange says.
Serving as vice president of eastern operations, Darin Marti is a graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelo'rs degree in finance. Before joining MKC, Darin was the general manager of Farmers Cooperative Association in Manhattan for 10 years, general manager at Farmers Cooperative in Sabetha for 11 years and worked at Brown County Cooperative in Hiawatha for 14 years.
Darin has been involved with the KFSA Board of Directors for 12 years and chairman for 6 years. He has also served on the Nationwide Insurance Council for four years, AGP Board of Directors, Kansas Cooperative Council Board of Directors, FFA Advisory Council and various civic clubs.
Darin and his wife, Jo, have two children.
“One of the most rewarding parts about my career has been the relationships I have built with employees, vendors and industry experts," Marti said. "The opportunity I have had to serve on regional and national boards has allowed me to meet even more people from all over the country.”
Steve Peterson is the Vice President of Northern Operations for MKC. Prior to joining MKC, Steve was the CEO for Farmers Cooperative Association in Manhattan, Kansas.
He enjoys fishing and hunting during his free time. Steve 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.”
Jeff Jones has serves as the vice president of southern operations for MKC. Prior to this role, Jeff has served as a senior location manager since October 2011. Jeff graduated from Friends University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Before joining MKC, Jeff was the senior operations manager at Trugreen for 15 years. Jeff is involved with GEAPS International Board of Directors, Great Plains GEAPS Chapter treasurer, Haven Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Hutchinson Community College Agriculture Advisory Board. Jeff enjoys being a part of MKC and valuing people and their personal growth. As a manager, he appreciates the opportunity to be a part of the employee growth. During his free time, Jeff enjoys to bird hunting, playing golf and traveling. Jeff is happily married to his wife, Nicole.
“MKC provides value to the growers through intense passion and focus on customer service and the experience we provide,” Jones says. “Our tagline of “Shared Growth. Shared Success.” is what we live by. We understand our partnership flourishes as both partners succeed. I enjoy being a vital solution to the success of our growers.”
Nathan Eck is the Director of Central Operations for MKC. He graduated from Kansas State University with a major in Agriculture Economics and a minor in Agronomy. Prior to joining MKC, Nathan was a location manager for Manhattan Co-op in Onaga.
Nathan’s community involvement includes serving as a volunteer firefighter. Nathan and his wife, Haley have two children, Alaina and Hayden. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.
“I feel MKC provides its customers with shared growth and shared success,” Eck said. “I truly believe that MKC cares about our customer’s success. The most rewarding part of my career at MKC has been helping to build talent among the company.”
Jon Brown serves as the director of facilities management. Before joining the MKC team in July 2010, he was the owner and operator of Brown Construction for 9 years. Jon is actively involved in his community through the Inman Community Foundation, High School Booster Club, coaching sports, and the Central Kansas Crushers baseball and softball academy. Jon enjoys the challenge of building things that will be used by MKC producers and employees. Knowing they will benefit from the quality of our projects is the most rewarding part of his career. 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 attending sporting events.
“MKC provides a service that is very rare and special. MKC can accommodate all growers and take care of their needs from crop inputs all the way to shipping their grain from one of our new rail loading terminals,” Brown says. “MKC is a one stop shop focused on making the grower more successful.”
David Sell is the Director of Energy Operations for MKC. Prior to joining MKC, David was an agronomist, farmer, community college ag instructor and energy manager. He attended Iowa Western Community College, Iowa State University and Drake University. His community involvement includes being a church deacon, 4-H leader and member of his local fair board, Lions Club, and Knights of Columbus group.
David and his wife, Catherine, have four children, Matt, Josh, Lawrence and Winston. During his free time, David enjoys boating, fishing, hiking, livestock shows, fairs and being outdoors with his family.
“As a relevant company in the supply chain for both agriculture and commercial customers MKC can assure customers receive products and needed programs to strengthen their business,” Sell said. “The most rewarding part of my career is working with an enthusiastic team of people that work hard each and every day with the customers in mind, as well as the future.”
Brett Myers is the director of human resources and development for MKC. Brett came to MKC in 2009 and focuses on employee development. 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.
Brett and his wife, Debbie, have two children and enjoy camping and traveling in their free time.
"Three goals we live by everyday are: safety; making sure our employees get back home every day to their families, employees: employing, developing and retaining the best people and team in the area, and customer service: providing the best service to customers before, during and after a purchase," Myers said.
Amy Meyers currently serves as the director of strategic initiatives. Amy received her bachelor’s degree in management at Pennsylvania State University. Before joining MKC, Amy worked for Norwegian Cruise Lines aboard the Pride of Aloha and Pride of America in Honolulu, HI. She served onboard in hospitality management roles and in shore-side training operations at the Harry Lundberg School of Seamanship in Piney Point, 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 teams from Pittsburgh, PA and taking care of her physical health, proudly serving on the MKC Wellness Committee.
“The most rewarding part of my career involves working with dynamic and progressive teams 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.”
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 an 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 producers 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.”
Shane Eck has served as a senior location manager in Lindsborg since December 2010. He received his bachelor's degree from Kansas State University 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. He enjoys assisting his three boys with their swine project, hunting, camping and fishing.
Shane appreciates 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 we can provide mutually beneficial opportunities to our growers.”
Jonathan Reazin currently serves as a senior location manager at Walton. 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 at the Groveland location. Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree 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 family," Reazin says. "MKC isn’t just a place to work, but it is an atmosphere to build a career. With our progressive and growth-oriented mind-set, MKC allows not only the opportunity to be on the leading edge of technology, but allows for career development and advancement. MKC cares about the success of all of our customers and our employees."
Kent Nichols currently serves as the agronomy sales manager and seed manager for MKC. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in agriculture economics. Before joining MKC as a field marketer in 2005, Kent was worked with Agriliance. 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.
“Finding new ways to improve their operations is important," Nichols said. "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.”
Troy Walker is currently serving as agronomy field and precision ag manager for MKC. He was a graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree 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. Troy is involved at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newton and was a participant of the Indiana Ag Leadership Program.
He enjoys grilling, cooking and traveling during his free time. Troy 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. “Every one of us at MKC is here because we love agriculture and we want to help the farmers of Kansas be as successful and profitable as possible.”
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