OMAHA, NEBRASKA, US — Brad Davis, chairman of the board and president of Ag Processing Inc (AGP), received the Farmer Cooperative Director of the Year from the National Council for Farmer (NCFC).

The award is presented to a farmer cooperative director in recognition of outstanding leadership and contributions to the recipient’s cooperative’s achievement.

“Brad’s leadership as chairman of the AGP board reflects his commitment to cooperative values and our mission to serve agriculture,” said Keith Spackler, chief executive officer of AGP. “His insights and dedication to collaboration and communication enhance our strategic planning and investment programs and have been an important part of the ongoing success of AGP.”

Davis has been on the AGP board of directors for over 26 years and as AGP chairman since 2002. During that time, Davis also served as general manager of Gold-Eagle Cooperative, a position held for over 35 years. Overall, he held various roles in the cooperative system for more than 40 years.

“I’m very honored and humbled to receive this award and I want to sincerely thank the NCFC and its membership,” Davis said. “The AGP board of directors and management have a very open and supportive relationship and it is so rewarding to work with so many outstanding members of the AGP team.

“I believe the strength of the cooperative model at AGP mirrors a set of shared values we all strive to incorporate into our lives, our businesses and our relationships. Moreover, I am proud of AGP’s commitment to share successes with its many cooperative owners, employees and other stakeholders.”

The NCFC Director of the Year award includes a dedicated scholarship for agricultural studies in the name of the recipient to an institution of higher learning of choice. Davis chose Iowa State University to receive scholarships.

Omaha, Nebraska-based AGP is an agribusiness with primary operations as a major US soybean processor/refiner producing and marketing soybean meal, refined soybean oil, and biodiesel. AGP businesses also include agricultural product trading in domestic and international markets and numerous US grain elevator operations.

According to the 2020 Grain & Milling Annual, AGP has 44 grain facilities and 102 million bushels of total licensed grain storage capacity. It also has 23 country elevators and 15 processing plants. AGP is owned by local and regional cooperatives representing farmer producers across the United States.