Central Valley Ag, Henderson Co-op Announce Merger

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(Henderson NE & York NE) Henderson Co-op membership votes to approve unification with Central Valley Ag (CVA). Conducted by a mail-in ballot, the owners of Henderson Co-op approved the merger with CVA by a majority vote of 91.3%.

“We are pleased that Henderson Co-op members have voted to unify the two cooperatives. Both Boards feel strongly that this unification will bring additional value to our members,” said Dave Beckman, CVA Board Chairman. “Central Valley Ag has a proud history on which the foundation has been laid for building a promising future of service to its members in agriculture.”

“The focus of the cooperative has always been serving our farmer patrons and the greater area with service that allows them to be profitable and successful,” said Grant Schmidt, Henderson Co-op Board Chairman. “The merger with CVA allows us to continue providing that commitment into the future.”

Henderson Co-op will officially join CVA July 1, 2019.

Henderson Co-op
Henderson Co-op has two locations in Henderson, Neb. providing a full line of agricultural products that include fertilizers, chemicals, seed, fuels, tires, automobile service, on farm tire service, and lubricants. You can find more information about Henderson Co-op by visiting www.henderson-coop.com.

Central Valley Ag
Central Valley Ag is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in York, Neb. CVA has locations in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. CVA is an innovative leader providing products and services in grain, agronomy, feed, and energy. You can find more information about Central Valley Ag by visiting www.cvacoop.com.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.