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K & H COOPERATIVE BOARD MEMBERS

  03/15/16 11:57:43 AM

       
Reuben Skow-Board President
Brad Watson
Jay Olsen

I was born and raised in Osage, Iowa. I am part owner of Olsen Implement, Inc. where I have worked since graduating from high school. My wife and I live on a farm west of Osage and we have 4 children; 3 daughters and 1 son. We also have 2 grandsons. Our family enjoys watching sporting events and we especially enjoy the Iowa Hawkeyes.
I have served on several fuel and oil boards for about 20 years. I have enjoyed learning about this business and the challenges that come along with the business. There have been a lot of changes throughout the years, as technology plays such a vital role in any business today.
 
John Hobscheidt, Jr.
 
I’m John Hobscheidt. My wife Mary and I have been married for 45 years and are parents to three children and grandparents to four. We live on the family farm south of Corwith, IA and raise corn and soybeans and have a cow calf operation. We belong to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wesley where I am a board member and an Eucharistic minister.
Before my father’s retirement and my start in farming, I was employed for 15 years by Corwith Community Cooperative as assistant manager. I’ve been a member of the K & H Cooperative board for the last 22 years.
I am a strong believer in doing business with a cooperative because you own it, you operate it, and you profit from it.
 
   
Mark Blair    
                       
My name is Mark Blair. I was asked to be an associate Director this last year. I am married and my wife’s name is Joanne and we have 2 children, Jacob and Emma. I farm with my father Richard outside Swea City, IA.  I graduated from North Kossuth High School in 1985 and joined our family farm operation after that. We also have owned and operated the Bancroft  Liquor Store for the past 8 years. We have done business with K & H Coop for 12 years and strongly believe in the coop system.
In my spare time I enjoy golfing in the summer, and snowmobiling in the winter. I am 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

I recently retired to Mason City after farming for 40+ years in the Rockwell-Swaledale area. My wife Janet and I have been married for 47 years and have 2 children and 2 grown grandchildren. I have 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 a member of Richland Lutheran Church in Thornton all my adult life where I’ve served as both Deacon and Trustee.
Knowing all of that, you will also 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

My wife, Cheryl, and I just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. We have four married children and 7 grandkids. We live on a farm west of Rake, IA where my mom was born and raised. Our son John, his wife Beth and 3 children live on the home place west of Bricelyn, MN where I was born and raised. We have farmed all our lives and now our son John is getting more involved with the farm responsibilities so that my brother and I can slow down a little bit.
I was on the Coop Services board in Lake Mills for 20 years until the coop was bought out by FS. I’ve always been interested in being on a coop board and I am now with the K & H board for 10 months. 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.

 
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