Director Election Results Are In

High Plains Farm Credit announces the following 2020 Director Election results.  With 370 ballots returned (22.26%) from 1,662 eligible voting stockholders, a quorum was reached in accordance with Association bylaws.  High Plains Farm Credit Stockholders elected the following Directors for three-year terms:

Tim Benoit

Director Tim Benoit
Territory 1: Norton, Phillips, Smith, Rooks, Osborne, Ellis, Russell and Barton counties

Howard Boese

Territory 2: Sheridan, Graham, Gove, Trego, Lane, Ness and Rush counties

Keith Kennedy

Territory 2: Sheridan, Graham, Gove, Trego, Lane, Ness and Rush counties

Monte Thom

Territory 3: Hodgeman, Pawnee, Ford, Edwards, Stafford, Kiowa, Pratt, Meade, Clark, Comanche and Barber counties

In addition, the following members and alternates were elected to the 2021 Nominating Committee for a one-year term:

  • Territory #1 – Matt Grabbe, Steve Persinger, David Sasse, and Ron Wyckoff  (Peter Befort – Alternate)
  • Territory #2 – Chad Flax, Steve Heath, Harvey Heier, and Terry Ostmeyer (William Slipke – Alternate)
  • Territory #3 – John Blackwell, Kirk Larson, Scott Livingston and Chelsea Steffan  (Al Tiemeyer – Alternate)

Thank you to all of the candidates who put forth the time and effort to participate in the election process and ensure stockholder oversight of the Association through the Board of Directors.

Board and Nominating Committee elections are an essential part of our cooperative structure.  Please consider running for the the Board of Directors or the Nominating Committee next year as there are positons open in all Territories.   If you are interested, please visit our Board of Directors page to complete an online form or contact any member of the 2021 Nominating Committee listed above.


Thank You Stockholders

Thank you for participating in this year’s election. We had 98 more ballots turned in this year, mostly due to the addition of electronic voting. High Plains Farm Credit donated $5 per returned ballot combined with employee donations and CoBank’s Sharing Success program, High Plains Farm Credit will donate $10,000 to the Kansas 4-H Foundation next month.