I would like to thank all of the applicants we received this year for these scholarships. There were many
well deserving students in our communities.
Pride Ag Resources
Pride Ag Resources 98th Annual Meeting
Over 400 members and guests gathered for the 98th annual meeting for Pride Ag Resources Tuesday night, May 21, 2013, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Dodge City. Revenue for this past fiscal year was over $163 million with a net savings of $5.2 million. A patronage dividend of $3.4 million was allocated with 50% of that distributed in cash Tuesday night. Another $850 thousand in deferred equity was also distributed for a total of $4.2 million going back to the member owners.
With the retirement of Larry Scott of Kalvesta and Steve Riegel of Ford, there was no first ballot. According to the bylaws, the remaining five board members consisting of of Scott MacNair of Jetmore, Tony Bleumer of Ingalls, Jeremy Derstein of Dodge City, Butch Irsik of Ingalls, and Clint Hamilton of Cimarron were reelected. Two new board members were voted to the board of directors. The new board members are Jeff Reinert of Dodge City and Bruce Giessel of Dodge City.
Pride Ag Resources is a diversified agriculture cooperative based in 16 communities operating in 8 counties with over 20 individual locations. With more than 140 full-time employees with a yearly payroll in excess of $ 7 million, the company is a major employer in the area that provides grain, agronomy, feed, farm supply, energy, hardware, and car care services.
Pride Ag Resources is going Green with our Newsletters. In order to go Green you will need to submit your email address to our webmaster. We then will email you when our quarterly Newsletter is published to our site. Here is our 1st Quarter Newsletter.
The CFTC has approved new grain trading hours for the CBOT and KCBOT effective Sunday, April 7, 2013.
The trading hours for CBOT and KCBOT will be:
Sunday – Friday 7:00 pm to 7:45 am
Monday - Friday Break from 7:45 am to 8:30 am
Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 1:15 pm
PRIDE AG RESOURCES NEW GRAIN BUYING HOURS EFFECTIVE APRIL 8, 2013 WILL BE:
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8:30 AM TO 1:10 PM
Pride Ag Resources is proud to annouce we now offer E-15 fuel at our Cardtrol fuel center in Dodge City. Coming soon! We will be updating our fuel dispensers at this loaction.
Please look at Pride Ag's new fuel pumps at our Cardtrol fuel station located 600 W. Trail Dodge City, Kansas. Please note we have installed a High Flow farm Diesel pump located west of the building pumps 4 and 5.
The values of Pride Ag Resources haven’t changed much since the company was founded almost 100 years ago. But the technology has changed, just as technology has changed farming over the years.
Pride Ag Resources would like to thank the efforts and Partnership with Servi-Tech and MP2, (For Making the Planet more Productive) for the production of this video.
Pride Ag Resources Foundation
I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of Pride Ag Resources has established Pride Ag Resources Foundation which is a 501 C-3 Charitable corporation. The foundation will be used to match funds from regional cooperatives such as CoBank
who have matching funds for charitable contributions. Since 2009, Pride Ag Resources has donated over $20,000 in scholarships helping 20 different students with their college tuitions. Prior to that, Pride Ag Resources has also made contributions to
members and neighboring communities that have been affected by tornados and other disasters.
Members can also contribute to the foundation to help scholarships and other unforeseen disasters that may affect members and neighboring communities. In the future, please look for contributions to be made to area high school seniors and people
in need from the foundation. If you have interest in making a tax deductible contribution to the Pride Ag Resources Foundation, please contact CEO Jerald Kemmerer or CFO Bob Bender.
Jerald Kemmerer CEO-GM
H.E.R.O.E.S. (Home Encouraging Respect Of Every Serviceperson)
We are starting a new organization in the area! It is created by four Military mothers: Jana Harms, Kim Olinger, Melissa Dahlke, and Susan Russell, with Kathy Koehn representing the school district. When our sons left for boot camp and tech training, we mothers didn't know what to expect. We decided that a support system, here at home, would have made our experience a lot easier. This organization hopes to be that support system for military families in Montezuma, Copeland, and Ensign and supporting our own community HEROES ….. Either Active or Reserves.
Our mission statement is, HEROES we are……because THEY ARE.
Our goals are to provide each and every military family with the support that is needed, increase awareness of our military, showing appreciation and patriotism in our communities. While many of our meetings will be Closed to Military families, we will have many Open meetings that will involve our communities, such as Homecomings/Receptions, Send Off’s to Boot Camp, Adopting our Own, Sending Care Packages and remembering those “Special” days. We currently have approx 20 – 25 young men and women in our communities to support! Come and help us support our HEROES!!
Our first meeting will be a Closed meeting to Military families and will be held on Thursday, June 27, at 7:00 pm at the Montezuma Senior Citizens building on Aztec Street. We look forward to seeing you and hearing about your Serviceperson!