| ||Reuben Skow-Board President |
Reuben and his wife Rhonda live near Wesley. Reuben has served as a director of K & H Cooperative for the past 27 years and for the past 17 years has served as the Board President.
Reuben also serves on the Board of the Iowa Institure for Cooperatives, and is on the Hospital Foundation Board. He was on his church council and served as Building Committee Chairman. Reuben is a past school board member, County Farm Bureau President, 4-H leader and a 4-H council member.
"I continue on the board of K & H because I enjoy serving and representing my community."
| ||Brad Watson |
Brad and his wife Michelle farm south of Clear Lake. Brad served as a director for Farmers Coop Gas and Oil, and following the merger with K & H, he continued his service with K & H Cooperative Oil Co. Brad's positions on the two boards included that of President, Vice-President, and currently as Secretary.
Brad is a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ventura Booster Club and CLASS car club.
"I have enjoyed watching the co-op grow and evolve."
| ||Jay Olsen |
Jay was born and raised in Osage, Iowa. He is part owner of Olsen Implement, Inc. where he has worked since graduating from high school. Jay and his wife Sheila live on a farm west of Osage and have 4 children; 3 daughters and 1 son. They also have 4 grandsons. The family enjoys watching sporting events and especially the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Jay has served on various fuel and oil boards for about 27 years.
"I have enjoyed learning about this business and the challenges that come along with it. There have been a lot of changes throughout the years, as technology plays such a vital role in any business today."
| ||Mark Blair |
Mark and his wife, Joanne, have 2 children, Jacob and Emma. Mark farms with his father Richard outside Swea City, IA. Mark graduated from North Kossuth High School in 1985 and joined the family farm operation. Mark and Joanne also have owned and operated the Bancroft Liquor Store for the past 8 years. They have done business with K & H Coop for 12 years and strongly believe in the co-op system.
In his spare time he enjoys golfing in the summer, and snowmobiling in the winter. He is a past board member of the North Kossuth Golf Club.
"It has been a pleasure working with the board this past year and I look forward to the future with them."
| ||Paul Brown |
Paul recently retired to Mason City after farming for 40+ years in the Rockwell-Swaledale area. He and his wife Janet have been married for 47 years and have 2 children and 2 grown grandchildren. He has been a township trustee for 20 years, served on the Cerro Gordo County FSA board for 5 years, on the Farmer’s Coop Gas and Oil board for 6 years, the K & H Board since the merger, and has been a member of Richland Lutheran Church in Thornton all of his adult life, where he has served as both Deacon and Trustee.
"Knowing all of that, you will understand how my hobby of woodworking has kept me sane all these years. I really enjoy building furniture along with my “shop cat” Fred."
| ||Cordell “Cork” Satre |
Cordell and his wife, Cheryl have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They have four married children and 7 grandkids. They live on a farm west of Rake, IA, where Cordell's mom was born and raised. Their son John, his wife Beth and 3 children live on the home place west of Bricelyn, MN where Cordell was born and raised. He has farmed all his life and now their son is getting more involved with the farm responsibilities so that Cordell and his brother can slow down a little bit.
Cordell was on the Co-op Services board in Lake Mills for 20 years until the co-op was bought out by FS.
"I’ve always been interested in being on a co-op board and now I have that opportunity with K & H.
I want to help keep K & H very strong financially.
In my spare time I like to work on Oliver tractors, which is part of my heritage."
Cordell Satre, Jay Olsen, Paul Brown, Ken Heldorfer, Brad Watson, Reuben Skow, Mark Blair and John Hobscheidt.