Pride Ag Resources Great Bend Ace Hardware, would like to say "Thank You" to all the customers that attended our Grand Opening April 4th thru 6th. It was a huge success, with over 2000 customers coming through the door those three days.
Manager Mike Fortkamp and his employee's stated that it was a very busy three days, during this sale! They enjoyed meeting all the people from Great Bend and surrounding Communities.
CORN (May 14) 496'4 0'2
CORN (Jul 14) 502'2 0'2
CORN (Sep 14) 499'4 0'4
SOYBEANS (May 14) 1471'0 -8'6
SOYBEANS (Jul 14) 1463'2 -7'4
SOYBEANS (Aug 14) 1391'6 -5'4
HARD RED WINTER WHEAT (May 14) 740'2 -1'0
HARD RED WINTER WHEAT (Jul 14) 747'0 0'2
HARD RED WINTER WHEAT (Sep 14) 754'6 1'0
FEEDER CATTLE (May 14) 178.450 0.100
FEEDER CATTLE (Aug 14) 182.275
FEEDER CATTLE (Sep 14) 182.350 - 0.025
LIVE CATTLE (Apr 14) 143.425 - 0.275
LIVE CATTLE (Jun 14) 134.650 - 0.325
LIVE CATTLE (Aug 14) 133.225 - 0.450
DJ INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE (Jun 14) 16457.00 87.00
DJ INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE (Sep 14) 16400.00 85.00
DJ INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE (Dec 14) 16309.00 85.00
DJ INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE (Mar 15) 16230.00 85.00
US TREASURY BOND (Jun 14) 133'31 0'07
US TREASURY BOND (Sep 14) 133'05 0'07
US TREASURY BOND (Dec 14) 133'05 0'07
After 12 years of service to Pride Ag Resources and with over 40 years of service in the retail fertilizer industry, Mike Fraser has decided to retire in June. Over his career he has served as the Chairman of KARA in 1994 and in 1999 was honored with the KARA Distinguished Service Award. Mike and his father Gerald Fraser (1976) were first father and son to serve as Chairman of the KARA. Mike has been very instrumental in the growth of the Pride Ag Resources agronomy department over the last decade, not just in retail sales but also in production facilities such as the dry and liquid fertilizer plants, and also with the new Chemical Repack & Warehouse Facility currently being built. More information regarding Mike’s retirement date and reception will be announced later. I wish Mike and Jeanie the best as they enter into their next phase of life.
With Mike’s retirement announcement I have been actively looking for an agronomy manager. I am pleased to announce that Scott Hedke has been hired.
Scott Hedke is a Waterville Kansas native, who attended Valley Heights High School and Kansas State University. He has two degrees, one in Agricultural Economics and a dual degree in Business Finance. Scott is still a farm boy, actively involved in farming with his dad and son, and they maintain their agribusiness, Hedke Ag Co. today. He started his career as a grain merchandiser for Pillsbury, and has managed cooperatives and private companies in Kansas and Nebraska. Scott is a golfer, avid motorsports fan, hunter, and really enjoys building larger more profitable businesses.
Scott’s wife Debbie of 31 years is a RN and they have a 25 year old daughter, Alyssa, who is an ER nurse and enrolled in Georgetown Medical School, and a 22 year old son, Bryce, who just graduated from K-State Salina with a degree in Aviation Technology, and has come back to the farm. This has allowed Scott to follow his passion for the Agronomy business.
Scott is excited to join the Pride Ag Resources team and will join us the first part of May.
Pride Ag Resources would like to welcome Calvin Carey to the Pride Ag Resources team. Calvin will be the new feed salesman.
Calvin was raised on a family farm near Sterling Kansas. His family raised wheat, milo and back-grounded cattle. His family still farms in the Sterling area.
He is a Graduate from K-State University and has been in the feed industry for over 20 years in the South East Nebraska and the North East Kansas area. He is looking forward to meeting and working with our customers.
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Pride Ag Resources 97th Annual Stockholders Meeting will be Tuesday May 20th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Dodge City Kansas at 6:30 pm. At this year’s annual meeting besides the normal door prizes there will be a drawling for (2) $1000 early equity retirement (have to be present to win). This years Scholarship award winners will be present that evening.
This years guest speaker will be Kevin Ochsner, Senior Consultant, Adayana Agribusiness Group. Click here for full Bio.
CEO/GM Jerald Kemmerer
Pride Ag Resources Scholarships
I am pleased to announce that Pride Ag Resources in support of continued education for its members, is providing five $1000 scholarships.
Eligibility: Area high school seniors who will be graduating in May of 2014 and will be attending post education at Vo-Tech, Junior College or 4-year College will be eligible to apply.
Application:Applicants must be children of parents who are members of Pride Ag Resources and will need to apply before May 5th of 2014. Award money will be paid in two payments each semester to an education facility selected by winners. Scholarship winners will be announced prior to and will be recognized at the Pride Ag Resources Annual Meeting on May 20th , 2014 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Dodge City, KS.
Committee: Applicants will be selected by a committee of educators, retired employees, and business leaders. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and a statement of career and educational goals.
Recipients: The scholarship winners will need to provide a proof of passing at the end of semester, graduation certificate, and certification of enrollment for the post education selected. Payment will be made directly to the college after proof of enrollment.
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