Vice Chairman of CoBank and Chairman of the board and President of Growmark
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"I am participating in the International Summit of Cooperatives because…"
“I am attending the Summit because of my 35 year history serving as a cooperative director and the firm belief that the cooperative model is alive and well!”
Dan Kelley is the owner and operator of Kelley Farms, a diversified corn and soybean operation in Normal, Illinois. Mr. Kelley sits on the board of directors of CoBank, ACB, and is the second vice chair. He is also the chairman and president of GROWMARK Inc., an agricultural and energy cooperative that operates throughout the Midwestern U.S. and parts of Canada. Additionally, he is chairman of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation, director of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, director of Nationwide Bank, and director of Midwest Grain, LLC, a grain merchandising company. Mr. Kelley also is a director and past president of Evergreen FS, Inc., a farm supply and grain marketing operation.
Mr. Kelley earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Illinois State University. He has served on the CoBank board since 2004 and sits on the Executive and Compensation committees.
About CoBank and Growmark
CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.
CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture and the nation's rural economy. In addition to serving its direct retail borrowers, the bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving more than 70,000 farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country.
Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore.
GROWMARK is a regional cooperative providing agriculture-related products and services, as well as grain marketing services in 30 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives, retail divisions, and the GROWMARK FS subsidiary. The FS brand represents knowledgeable, experienced professionals acting with integrity and dedication to serve more than 250,000 customers.
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