About Co-Alliance Board of Directors
Co-Alliance is divided into 3 districts. Each district has representation from a Co-Alliance Board Member. Directors are elected to 4-Year terms by the shareholders in their district.
The function of the board of directors is to evaluate the overall direction and strategy of the cooperative business, which has core divisions of agronomy, energy, grain and swine & animal nutrition.
Farm Bio: Tim is from Monticello, Indiana where he grows 2,600 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat. He also has a wean to finish swine operation with his son and nephew. Tim and wife Julie have two children and one grandchild.
Tim wanted to be on the Co-Alliance board as he believes it allows him to represent other farm businesses and ensures we are providing the right value, services and products to the Co-Alliance customer base.
Other Information: Former Chairmen of Excel Co-op, Former Carroll County co-op director, former chairman of Carroll County Pork Producers, Former Chairman of Carroll County Extension Board, 4-H leader for 39 years.
Education: Twin Lakes High School and Purdue University
Farm Bio: Bill has been farming for over 35 years outside Sharpsville, Indiana. He farms with his sister and son where they raise corn, soybeans, and sweet corn. They also lease out two hog barns, which his son manages. He and his wife, Vonda, have two children and three grandchildren.
Bill wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member in order to be part of making decisions that enhance and prosper our member-owners’ operations, which is extremely gratifying. Also, he finds it rewarding to pass the financial strength of our co-op back to our members through patronage refunds as our owners reap the benefits of a co-op.
Other Information: Secretary of Co-Alliance Co-op, President of Tri-Central Community School Building Cooperation, Former Indiana Soybean Alliance Director (President for 2 years), Former Tipton County Board of Zoning Appeals member (10 years), Rock Prairie Baptist Church (Deacon), Operating family sweet corn business for nearly 50 years.
Education: BS Ag Economics Purdue University
Farm Bio: Tom is from Fountaintown, Indiana where has farmed for nearly 50 years, currently farming in partnership with his cousin. They are dedicated no-tillers and grow corn, soybeans and seed beans for a local seed company on 2,000 acres. Their acreage reaches Hancock and Shelby counties. Tom and wife Debi have raised three children on the farm.
Tom wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member because he enjoys the chance to work with other farmers and management of a local co-op. Single county co-ops have become multi-county that stretch beyond state lines; the opportunities are larger along with the challenges. Tom is thankful to be a part of the Co-Alliance Board and to have a hand in what the future holds for our cooperative.
Other Information: Member of Indiana Creek Christian Church, CountryMark Board, School Board members for 16 years, numerous community, agriculture and education Boards
Education: New Palestine High School and Purdue University studying Ag Economics
Farm Bio: Jeremy is from Indianapolis, Indiana where he farms 2,400 acres of corn, soybeans, and commercial hay production. Jeremy has three children.
Jeremy wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member because he enjoys serving other farmers and Co-Alliance is an amazing company to be a part of. The camaraderie and willingness of this board to work together is special.
Other Information: Citizens Bank Board of Directors, Johnson/Marion FSA County Committee, active in Ducks Unlimited
Education: Graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors in Forestry.
Farm Bio: Brian has farmed outside Middletown, Indiana for 47 years on his multi-generational corn, soybean and wheat farm. He also produces a hay crop for his beef cow/calf operation. Brian and wife Jennifer have raised two children on the farm and have six grandchildren.
Brian wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member because he honors the opportunity to be a voice for the farmer-members in his district.
Other Information: Board member of Henry County REMC, Sulphur Springs Christian Church, Sulphur Springs City Lodge #348, and Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Dept.
Education: Graduate of Shenandoah High School
Farm Bio: Rendell is from Decatur, Indiana and began farming after graduating high school while also working in the automotive industry. He continued to grow his farming operation and opened his own auto repair business from 200 to 2012, when he retired from the auto business. Today he grows corn, soybeans and wheat on 700 acres. Rendell and wife Monica have four children.
Rendell wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member because it is a great opportunity to assist in the direction of the cooperative while representing farmer-members in his district.
Education: University of Northwest Ohio, Auto and Diesel Technology
Bob has been farming outside Rushville, Indiana since 1974, offering him the opportunity to farm with his grandfather, father and now his son. They farm 1,050 acres of corn and soybeans. He also does contract electrical work in the area and manages a warehouse in Rushville. Bob and wife Lisa have raised three children on the farm.
Bob wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member so he can work to position our cooperative for the future.
Other Information: Elder and Trustee at Hannegan Christian Church, former assistant chief of volunteer fire department
Education: Purdue University
Farm Bio: Scott has been farming for nearly fifty years outside Laura, Ohio. He raises corn and soybeans with his son and brother-in-law. He and wife Julie have two children and four grandchildren.
Scott wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member to have a positive impact on agriculture at the local level.
Other Information: Monroe Township Trustee in Darke County, COC for the Darke County FSA (2005-2014), Volunteer for Northmont High School Wrestling team, Former 4-H advisor
Education: Franklin Monroe High School
Farm Bio: Gene is from West Alexandria, OH where he farmed for more than 50 years on this 4th-generation farm and is now semi-retired. He has merged his 560-acre operation with that of a local, young producer and he assists him in many ways. Gene and wife JoEllen have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Gene wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member because it has been a wonderful experience in his 30+ years of serving on the local cooperative board to see the development of the co-op through organic growth, acquisitions and mergers. He is excited to serve on the Co-Alliance Board to best serve fellow farmer-members.
Other Information: Active in local church and medical missions to Jamaica for the past decade, Preble County Emergency Response Team, Director of Heartland Agdeavor. He enjoys traveling with his wife and a highlight was visiting his grandfather’s childhood farmstead in northwest Germany.
Education: Twin Valley South High School
Farm Bio: Greg is from Monrovia, Indiana where he has been farming for over 40 years. He grows Waxy, Waxipro and Amybse corn, and soybeans. He and wife Jean Ann have three children and eight grandchildren.
Greg wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member because he enjoys the challenge of continuing and building upon the past successes of previous boards and being part of a co-op that provides excellent facilities and service to our farmer-owners.
Other Information: Member of Eminence Christian Church, and FSA County Committee Member
Education: B.S. in Business from Indiana Tech and B.S. in Education from Indiana University
Farm Bio: Jason is from North Salem, Indiana where he grows corn, soybeans, wheat and hay on 1,200 acres. He also raised beef cattle. Jason and wife Melissa are raising three sons on the farm.
Jason wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member because he worked for Co-Alliance for 2 years and during that time he enjoyed working and being a part of such a great company. Now being a director, he can continue to be involved and have a voice regarding the direction of the company.
Other Information: North Salem United Methodist Church
Education: Danville High School
Farm Bio: Kim is from Filmore, Indiana where he farms about 6,500 acres with his two brothers and three nephews. Together they grow corn, soybeans, popcorn, and raise Angus cattle. Kim and wife Gina have two children and three grandchildren.
Kim wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member because he enjoys being a part of a successful organization. These experiences have taught him a lot and allowed him to gain many friends.
Other Information: Filmore United Methodist Church Treasurer
Education: Purdue, B.S. Agriculture Economics
Farm Bio: Brian farms outside Fairmont, Indiana and grows corn and soybeans on his family farm operation. He and wife, Ann, have two children.
Brian wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member to be a part of the fastest growing co-op in the Midwest and for networking with other growers.
Other Information: Fairmount Friends Church
Education: BA Ag Systems Management Purdue University
Farm Bio: Dave is from Decatur, Michigan where his wife and team have farmed in southwest Michigan for 21 years. They raise livestock and grow green beans and sorghum. They currently focus on growing non-GMO soybean, corn and triticale and seed corn for Corteva. Dave and wife Stacey have three children.
Dave wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member in order to better understand and be informed of the farmers’ views of current agriculture trends.
Education: Purdue University Short Course
Farm Bio: Jerry is from Union Mills, Indiana where he farms 4,000 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, and occasionally cucumbers. They also raise seed corn for Bayer and operate detasseling equipment. He and wife Sandy have two sons.
Jerry wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member because he was on the local co-op board prior to joining the Co-Alliance board and through that experience he witnessed the growth and prosperity that joining Co-Alliance offered local farmers. He wanted to be a part of the next phase of its progression.
Other Information: Salem United Church of Christ, LaPorte County Farm Bureau, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Hoosier Homestead Farm
The Mohler farming operation began in 1977 with 400 acres and has since expanded to 3,600 acres outside Lebanon, Indiana. Allen and wife Jane, along with son Justin as a partner, raise soybeans and non- GMO waxy corn. Additionally, cover crops have been used since 2012. They’ve raised four children on the farm.
Allen wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member because he enjoys the business challenges and experiences as well as networking with board members and being involved in benefitting the farming community.
Other Information: Boone County Soil & Water Board, Farm Credit Mid America Nominating Committee- Past Chairman, LOVE, IN Growing Hope Committee, and Mechanicsburg Christian Church
Education: BS Purdue University
Farm Bio: Gary is from Jamestown, IN where he farms 1,000 acres of corn and soybeans. Gary and wife Karen have two sons.
Gary wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member to help provide an excellent farmer cooperative for our agricultural community.
Other Information: Serve on boards with Advance Community Christian Church and the Boone County FSA county committee, Advance Fire Dept.
Education: Western Boone High School and attended Purdue University
Farm Bio: Chris is from Reynolds, IN where he has farmed for over 40 years. He has 2500 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. They also contract finish hogs and have a cow-calf operation. Additionally, Chris owns and operates a trucking company and an auto repair shop. He and wife Kim have two children.
Chris wanted to be a Co-Alliance Board member to keep informed on agriculture and to be involved in the community. Also, to be aware of the latest trends.
Other Information: St. James Lutheran Church
Education: North White High School