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01/07/2021

Pictured above, from left: Carl, Chad, Steve, Richard, and Scott Mercer. Meet STEVE MERCER. Steve is a 3rd generation farmer who farms just 3 miles from our Buda location in Kearney. Steve’s family has been working with Aurora Cooperative ever since they started farming in 1948. His grandparents initially purchased about 100 acres where they…

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12/07/2020

The November Employee Highlight is MARC CALDWELL, the location manager at Hardy, NE. Before working at Aurora Cooperative, what was the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever had? Crop adjusting for an insurance company I got to meet a lot of interesting people during this. What do you like about Aurora Cooperative? Help is…

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12/07/2020

Pictured above: Wesley Clark, left, with his dad Jack. Meet JACK & WESLEY CLARK a 3rd and 4th generation father-son farming team from Courtland, Kansas, who are big K-State fans and long-term customers of the Hardy, Nebraska location. “Our farm began back in the 1920s with corn, soybeans, cattle, and hogs, and we have continued…

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11/02/2020

The October Employee Highlight is CRAIG BEGUIN, grain superintendent at our Lincoln facility. Before working at Aurora Cooperative, what was the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever had? General Manager at Livestock Nutrition in Oklahoma What do you like about Aurora Cooperative? When Aurora Cooperative first came into the facility, they updated our entire…

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11/02/2020

The September Employee Highlight is STEPHANIE McCUTCHEON, office manager and scale operator at the Sedan Terminal. Before working at Aurora Cooperative, what was the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever had? Before working at the cooperative, my most interesting job would have been that I was a painter for 3 years. What do you…

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11/02/2020

The August Employee Highlight is LEA BITTNER, office/warehouse manager at Dale's Flying Service. Before working at Aurora Cooperative, what was the most interesting or unusual job you’ve ever had? My first job in high school was working for Norfolk Airport maintenance...mowing, sweeping hangers, whatever needed to be done, but the coolest part was when they…

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11/02/2020

Pictured above: Peterson's and their help stop for a quick harvest meal together. PAULA PETERSON and her husband, THOMAS, are new to Aurora Cooperative but are not new to farming. They both are 4th and 5th generation Nebraska farmers who always knew farming was the way of life for them. Paula and Tom have been…

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11/02/2020

Pictured above: Kyle Berck with his kids Abby, Kaity, & Ryan Meet KYLE BERCK, a farmer from Marquette, Nebraska, where he currently resides in his childhood home with his wife Stacey and their three children Abby 11, Kaity 9, Ryan 8. Kyle grew up farming alongside his father, Gary, where they share a love for…

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11/02/2020

Pictured above: Jerry Preissler, Bob Brown (harvest help), Dave Preissler, Dan Preissler, Nick Preissler, & Blake Eckhout (harvest help) Meet NICK PREISSLER, a 4th generation farmer from Giltner, Nebraska. Nick is a recent 2019 graduate from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln who has returned to the family operation where there are currently 3 generations…

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