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Ludlow Coop Elevator Company
Board of Directors

Back Row: Kenny During, Richard Peavler, David Haase, Ryan Vance, John Ark Jr.

Front Row: Roger Gustafson (Vice President), Pat Quinlan (Secretary), Richard Nelson (President), Greg Niewold (Treasurer)

John Ark, Jr.
John and his wife, Kathy live and farm northeast of Piper City. They are the parents of two grown children, son John and daughter Angela. They are also the proud grandparents of two granddaughters and one grandson. John served on the Board of Directors of Farmers Grain Company of Piper City for 24 years, serving as President the last 4 years until the merger with Ludlow Coop. John also serves on the Drainage District Board.
Kenny During
Kenny and his wife, Jeanette live and farm west of Ludlow. They are the parents of two children, daughter Taylor(20) and son Reece(14). Kenny is the Road Commissioner for Ludlow Township and owns During Seed Service. Kenny has also served on St. Thomas More and St. Malachy School Education Commissions.
Roger Gustafson
Roger has served as Vice President since 2002. Roger and his wife Diane, live 2 miles north of Paxton and has farmed for over 30 years. Roger was elected to the Board in 1997. Roger also serves on the Midwest Grain LLC Board.
David Haase
David and his wife, Alissa, live in Gilman with their children, Sydney and Oliver. David operates a grain farm north of La Hogue with his brother, Ron. David is also a Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau director, a drainage commissioner, a director for the Illinois Association of Drainage Districts, and is the president of the Iroquois West school board.
Rick Nelson
Rick has served as President since 1994. Rick and his wife Pat live northwest of Paxton and farms in the Paxton and Perdueville areas. They have two grown sons and are very active in their church. Rick has been on the Ludlow Board of Directors since 1988. He is also on the Midwest Grain LLC Board, Heritage FS Board and is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Growmark, Inc.
Greg NiewoldGreg Niewold
Greg and his wife, Lisa, live in Loda with their two children Ainsley (4), and Luke (3). Greg taught agriculture at Prairie Central High School for 8 years before rejoining the family farm in 2013, where he is active in managing the family grain operation and two auger businesses. He also serves as a township drainage commissioner.
Richard Peavler
Richard and his wife, Marleen, reside east of Ludlow. They are the parents of 2 daughters, Lisa and LeAnn. Richard is the Road Commissioner for Harwood Township. Richard has been a grain and livestock farmer in the Ludlow and Thomasboro area since 1968. Richard was voted on the board in 2007.
Pat Quinlan
Pat has served as Secretary since 1995. First elected to the Board in 1993, he and his wife, Joyce, operate a grain farm in the Ludlow area. Pat has been a long-term member of the Ludlow Fire Department, and also serves on the Midwest Grain LLC Board.
Ryan VanceRyan Vance
Ryan and his wife Susan reside on a farm outside of Buckley with their two children, Grace and Dylan. They operate a grain farm and are also active with their family’s farm in the Buckley, Loda and Paxton area. Ryan also works for Diversified Services Crop Insurance and serves the Illinois Soybean Association as a Soy Ambassador.

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