Our continued growth goes hand in hand with our tagline “Shared growth. Shared success.” This statement is tied to the purpose of MKC and is the intrinsic driving force that brings us to work every day, it truly is the heartbeat of our strategy. Our mission is to create customer and partner success to provide a safe and sustainable food supply. Our vision is to partner with customers to successfully navigate the complexities of modern agriculture and industry. Every decision we make begins and ends with how it will impact the experience for our member-owners and customers.
To create customer, employee and partner success to provide a safe and sustainable food supply.
Partner with customers to successfully navigate the complexity of modern agriculture and industry.
The success of our business will be determined by our ability to focus on safety, courtesy, image and innovation.
ARA 2023 RETAILER OF THE YEAR
The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) honored Mid Kansas Cooperative (MKC) with its Retailer of the Year award during the 2023 ARA Conference & Expo.
The award annually honors an ARA member retailer company or individual that displays effective employee relations, environmental stewardship, customer reliability, industry leadership, and more.
SERVING PRODUCERS SINCE 1965
MKC is a full-service, farmer-owned cooperative serving farm, business and residential customers from locations throughout Kansas and surrounding states. Our headquarters is in Moundridge.
MKC provides a complete line of supplies and services for grain, agronomy, energy, feed and risk management for its more than 11,000 members. More than 600 employees contribute to the growth and success of our cooperative.
MKC was founded in 1965 by the merger of three neighboring cooperatives in Moundridge, Buhler, and Groveland. Since our founding, we have grown in size and territory through mergers and acquisitions to meet customer needs.
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STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
MKC is committed to helping our rural communities prosper and prepare for tomorrow. Developing leaders within our communities, alleviating hunger, and enhancing ag education and community safety are the foundational areas we are proud to support.
Over the past five years, more than $500,000 has been donated to these types of programs, including 4-H Leadership Development, community food banks, FFA, Ag in the Classroom, community festivals and more.
To make request, contact your local MKC location.
DOING BUSINESS WITH MKC
Anyone can do business with MKC, but we do require a credit application for some services. An application link is below.
In addition, if you are engaged in farming and make purchases or sell grain to MKC, you are eligible for membership. It’s a simple application and a small stockholder fee. Once you are a member, you’ll enjoy benefits such as stockholder equity, patronage payouts, and a voice in the direction of the cooperative through your votes or participation in our governance.
Credit & Membership Application
An email address is required to complete this application and sign the document electronically. If you don’t have an email available, please download our paper application.
Click the button below to access MKC electronic membership and credit documents.
MORE MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Click here to view the bylaws and articles of incorporation of MKC.
Paper ApplicationsIf you wish to print paper copies of the credit and membership application and complete by hand, access the required documents here:
- Credit/Charge Application Only
- Membership Account Application Only
- Complete Credit & Membership Application
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Upon completing your forms by hand, applications can be submitted to MKC by mail or dropped off at your nearest MKC location. Be sure your documents are signed and send via mail to MKC along with the $50 membership fee (if applicable) to:
Attn: Credit Department
P.O. Box D
Moundridge, KS 67107
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If submitted by email, the application must be printed, signed and then scanned into email.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The MKC Board of Directors is made up of local, agricultural business leaders, who are recognized for their industry expertise, as well as economic and community development skills. These directors represent the members of MKC.
The Board of Director’s mission is to provide strategic direction and promote the cooperative’s long-term growth and financial stability.
The Board is composed of nine directors and up to six appointed associate directors. The nine director positions include one in each of the three districts and six at-large positions. Directors are nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected from the membership to serve three-year terms at the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting.
While cooperatives resemble other businesses, they do have two very unique business characteristics that set them apart. First, they are owned and controlled by the members who use their services and second, the members share in the cooperative’s earnings.
The MKC Board of Directors is made up of local, agricultural business leaders, who are recognized for the industry expertise, as well as economic and community development skills. The Board of Director’s mission is to provide strategic direction and promote the cooperative’s long-term growth and financial stability.
The Board of Directors are composed of nine directors and up to six appointed associate directors. The nine director positions include one director in each of the three districts and six at-large positions. Directors are nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected from the membership to serve for three-year terms at the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting. These directors represent the members of MKC.
Allan Wegner operates a dryland corn and soybean operation along with a commercial cow-calf operation near Onaga, Kansas. Allan has served on the MKC Board of Directors since 2014 and was elected chairman in 2017. Prior to merging with MKC, Wegner served on the board of directors for Farmers Cooperative Association for 12 years. He also serves on the board of directors for Team Marketing Alliance, LLC.
Allan believes the cooperative system must continue to grow and adapt to best serve our producers as their needs continue to evolve. He believes to do so, the cooperative system must have progressive leadership.
Allan earned a B.S. in architectural engineering from Kansas State University. He and his wife, Melissa, have two children, Grace and Isaac. In their spare time, they enjoy landscaping, gardening, and being involved in their kids’ activities.
James Mosiman and his family operate Mosiman Farms east of Newton. In addition to their cow-calf operation, their family farm consists of dryland acres where they raise corn, soybeans, wheat and grain sorghum. James has served on the Harvey County Fair Board, Harvey County Extension PDC Board and the Harvey County Livestock Association.
He believes MKC is very good at placing people in positions to meet the member-owners' needs and appreciates the service-oriented business focus of MKC. James believes MKC is forward-thinking and is at the forefront of the changing times in an array of areas, from technology to implementing cover crops for conservation and livestock.
James believes it is a director's role to keep MKC growing and to move forward to help members navigate today's markets. He thinks it is vital that members are made aware of all of the available opportunities to make the best decisions for their operation. For James, the opportunity to serve as a director is important to keep the cooperative moving forward, allowing MKC to build the foundation of the cooperative structure and pass it on to the next generation.
Ben Schrag and his wife, Tina, are involved in a dryland wheat, corn and soybean operation near Canton. In addition to their cropland, they have a stocker cattle operation. Ben was appointed as an Associate Director in 2016.
He believes the largest challenge facing producers and co-ops is staying profitable in an always changing and tightening market along with balancing member equity and the expenses of a co-op such as new infrastructure and locations. Ben looks forward to serving on the board to learn more about the cooperative system and provide input in a business that directly impacts the local economy. He looks to help develop strategic plans along with forward thinking to help MKC succeed.
Ben says what makes a local co-op important is the built-in advantages over independent companies such as allowing patrons to purchase inputs and market grain collectively. MKC serves as an important role in the rural economy by providing jobs and providing producers with a place to conduct business and deliver grain.
David Mills operates a diversified grain farm that is primarily dryland, and a cow/calf herd near Abilene. David was appointed to the board of directors as an associate board member in February, 2008 and now represents District 2.
David believes the on-going consolidation in agriculture has had a big impact on ag producers. This same consolidation is happening with the suppliers of our inputs and buyers of our products, which makes it even more important to have our cooperative organization. He believes members benefit by being able to build the co-op into an organization that provides all of the critical needs of the farm operation. Members also have the added bonus of sharing the profits at the end of the year.
David believes that to further build MKC requires board members to guide and direct the cooperative to make sure it grows and changes to meet the ever-changing needs of the ag industry.
Over the years, David has served on a number of local boards including Community Foundation of Dickinson County and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce.
Mark lives southwest of Danville. For over 20 years, he has raised wheat, milo, and soybeans on the family farm operation with his father and brother. He and his wife, Sara, also run a cow/calf operation. Mark has been a member of the coop since 2001. He originally served on the Danville Coop board then transitioned to the Progressive Ag Cooperative (PAC) board when Danville Coop merged with Wellington Coop. Mark became a member of the MKC board after the unification of PAC with MKC.
Mark believes it is important to have board members with a desire to serve for the betterment of the entire cooperative. He has that willingness and feels it is his duty. He pledges to represent the owners of our cooperative to the best of his ability as a board member of MKC. He looks forward to doing his part to continue the mission of Shared growth, Shared success that the MKC strives for every day.
Mark attended Kansas State University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Ag Economics. He and Sara have 2 children, Nori and Drew.
J Daniel Eakes of Plains, Kansas, operates an irrigated and dryland farm in Meade and Seward Counties where he raises corn, sorghum, wheat and cotton. J Daniel is a proud, fifth generation farmer with a deep appreciation and respect for the generations before him. Prior to merging with MKC, J Daniel served as an associate director on Plains Equity Exchange and Cooperative Union Board. He was appointed to serve on the MKC board in June 2019 for a one-year term and elected for his first term in 2020 as an at-large director.
J Daniel believes the cooperative system is the best way for farmers to maintain their economic freedom. He also feels the co-op should serve all farmers no matter their size or demographics.
Hal Mayer and his wife, Jill, operate a stocker operation near Alta Vista and raise corn, wheat and sorghum silage in Wabaunsee, Morris and Geary counties. Their primary MKC location is Alta Vista. Prior to merging with MKC, Mayer served on the board of directors for Farmers Cooperative Association for more than 20 years.
Mayer believes in the cooperative system and the benefits it brings to patrons. While competition is stiff, he believes the future of the cooperative looks bright. In order to be successful, he says MKC must continue to grow to meet the needs of the patrons.
He believes the board should provide oversight to ensure MKC and its patrons are profitable. In addition, he says the board is tasked with ensuring the co-op has safe, up-to-date facilities and hires the best employees.
Darcy Nickel operates Woody Brook Farms near Goessel, KS. He operates the farm in partnership with his father. They have dryland row crop acres planted to corn, soybeans, and wheat. Darcy previously served 4 years as an associate board member with MKC. Having had a great experience, Darcy would like to return as a board director.
He is passionate about serving the cooperative members and ensuring it is here for generations to come. He shares, “MKC has been a great asset to our farm by providing the services we need to be successful. I want to be a part of the board and help to guide the cooperative to be successful now and into the future.”
Darcy and his wife, Keela, have 3 children. In his spare time he likes to hunt and fish.
Grant Klingenberg is an owner of Klingenberg Farms located near Peabody. Grant farms with his two brothers and father. The farm has a cattle program, feedlot operation and row crops with dryland corn and soybeans. Grant is the primary manager of the cattle program and feedlot operation.
He is passionate about the ag industry and livestock management. Grant wants to play a larger role in supporting the local cattle industry and serving the member-owners of the MKC.
Grant earned his degree in Ag Economics from Kansas State University. He lives on the farm with his wife, Allie, and their three children.
Derek is a 5th generation farmer in the Oxford area. He farms full time with his father and an additional business partner. They raise wheat, cotton, soybeans, corn, milo and hay. In addition, he raises cattle. His wife, Laci, has a flock of sheep she takes care of. Derek served on the Wellington Coop board prior to the merger with Danville Coop to form Progressive Ag Coop (PAC). He was the board chairman for PAC. He joined the MKC board of directors after the PAC unification with MKC. He has been a coop member since 2003 and a board member for over 10 years. He also serves on the Oxford School Board. Derek has a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from Kansas State University. He and his wife, Laci, have two children, Wesley and Ainsley.
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The MKC leadership team is passionate about and invested in the success of the cooperative and our member-owners.
Read more about our team and the experiences they bring to our organization by clicking the photos below.
Brad Stedman serves as president and CEO of MKC and has since April 2020. Brad grew up on a family farm south of Omaha, Nebraska where his family still farms today. His experience in the industry began in 1991 when he went to work for Farmland Industries in South Dakota. He has held leadership roles across the cooperative system in sales, marketing, supply chain, and strategy. His most recent position was with Land O’Lakes as Business Unit Lead for WinField United.
Brad and his wife, Kerry, have two daughters.
Danny Posch serves as the chief financial officer and executive 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 is a 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.”
David Spears currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of MKC. In this role since 2009, he directs all sales and marketing activities as well as agronomy procurement and coordinates customer input financing.
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. He 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.
Erik Lange serves as the executive vice president and chief operating officer for MKC. Before being promoted to his current position, Erik 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 a 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.
Anne Anderton Warren has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since November 2017. Anne grew up around farming and her family still farms today in Kansas. Anne received bachelor's and master's degrees from Wichita State University and holds two senior HR certifications, including SHRM-SCP and SPHR. Anne has worked in the HR field for over 20 years. She has served in HR leadership roles at local, national and international levels.
Anne enjoys bringing a strategic perspective to HR and helping MKC grow and continuously improve. She likes enhancing organizational talent and skills through continuous education and promoting, attracting, hiring, and retaining great employees. Anne and her husband reside in Maize, KS. She enjoys reading, learning, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with her family during her free time.
Scott Barkley joined the MKC team in May 2019 as the Director of Energy Operations and transitioned to Vice President of Energy Operations in 2022. Prior to MKC, Scott had work experience with the CHS McPherson Refinery and National Cooperative Refinery Association. Scott received his bachelor's in chemistry from Bethany College and an MBA from Kansas Wesleyan University. His community involvement includes serving on the McPherson United Way Board of Directors and as president of the McPherson Youth Football Association. Scott and his wife, Alana, have three children: Bo, Cole and Lyla.
"MKC's value shows up to our customers in the form of industry expertise and trusted advisors," Barkley says. "Our customers dont have to be energy, agronomy, feed, grain, logistics, and risk management experts all at once. MKC employs the top talent in each of these fields, so that our member-owners and customers can access the most current information and technologies to make their operations successful."
Devin Schierling serves as the Vice President of Enterprise Sales for MKC and CEO of TMA Brokerage, LLC. Prior to his current role, Devin served as the Sales & Marketing Manager for Producer Ag, LLC.
Devin graduated from high school in Inman, Kansas, and received a B.S. in Agriculture Education from Kansas State University. He discovered his passion for agriculture at a young age, raising 4H Livestock and working on the family farm.
Devin’s industry experience started in 2003 when he began working for Cargill in Hutchinson, KS. In 2007, Devin had the opportunity to create Producer Ag’s Producer Risk Management Division. The division currently provides its members crop insurance, brokerage, and grain origination services. In 2023, he began his new role as Vice President of Enterprise Sales at MKC.
He serves as an executive board member for the Kansas Grain & Feed Association, is a graduate of the Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders and CHS Future Forty leadership programs, and currently serves on the Risk Management committee for the National Grain & Feed Association. Devin is also a Series 3 & 30 Commodity Broker. In his community, Devin is involved as an elder in his church, on the Inman FFA Advisory Council, and volunteers as a youth athletics coach.
Devin and his wife Jessica have two sons, Karson and Kash and a daughter Kella. Most of Devin’s free time is spent chasing children and working on the family farm.
James currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing for MKC, a member-owned cooperative that serves farmers, ranchers and industrial customers in Kansas and western Missouri. MKC has five core businesses: Grain, Agronomy, Feed, Energy and Risk Management. His role at MKC includes responsibility for brand and communications across all enterprises and Agronomy procurement and margin. James started at MKC in November 2023.
He grew up in Mansfield, Missouri, located east of Springfield. James attended the University of Missouri–Columbia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy. While at MU, he worked for the Weed Science Research program, which exposed him to the crop protection and seed industry, ultimately leading to his future work opportunities.
After graduating, he started his career in Wray, CO, as a crop consultant for Servi-Tech. Since then, he has spent 30 years in the industry in roles that included field research, sales agronomist, and product marketing, including proprietary adjuvants, micro-nutrients, ag technology, seed and crop protection. During his time in the industry, he has been honored to work for family-owned retail and distribution, cooperative distribution, and a global post-patent crop protection manufacturer. James has had the opportunity to work with growers and retailers across the United States.
James lives in Andover, KS, outside of Wichita, with his wife Amy. They enjoy hiking and serving in the local community.
FOSTERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF COOPERATIVE LEADERS
MKC offers annual scholarships to deserving high school seniors and college students from across Kansas. Ten scholarships are awarded to high school seniors, and ten scholarships are awarded to returning college students for their second, third or fourth year.
To be eligible for a MKC scholarship, students must be planning to attend or return to an accredited university or college including a community, vocational or technical school. Contact us for information on how to apply.