Governance

Chairman

Don Casper

Don Casper is the owner of the Albion Thriftyway grocery store. He is married to Sharon, and have have two children. In his spare time, Don likes to go camping with friends and family. He also likes to hunt and go to car shows. Don is a past member of the Albion Fire Department where he served as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Training Officer for eight years.

Vice Chairman

Paul Groetke

Paul Groeteke is self-employed in farming and livestock operations. He is married to Janet, and they have four children. In his spare time, Paul is very involved in activities with his children from sporting activities and cattle shows to coaching, music and shooting sports. Paul is a member of the Boone County Zoning Board and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church of Cedar Rapids. He is also a member of the Boone/Nance Cattleman’s Association and an advisory member of the Boone County Ag and Education building project.

Secretary

Ken Schmitz

Ken Schmitz is self-employed as a farmer and agricultural pilot. He is married to Jo and they have 4 children and they have three grandchildren and two on the way. In his spare time, Ken enjoys fishing and flying. He is a member of the Petersburg Rural Fire Board, National Agricultural Aviation Association, and Nebraska Aviation Trades Association.

 

Member

Kim Beierman

Kim Beierman has been Office Manager for three locations at Kayton International, Inc. for the past 28 years, and she has been married to Larry Beierman for 23 wonderful years. They have three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family, golfing and traveling. She is on the women’s golf committee at the Albion Country Club and previously has served on church committees and on the 4-H Council for Boone County.

Member

Jody Stodola-Choat

Jody Stodola-Choat farms and is the owner of Choat Cattle Company as well as the office administrator for Alida’s Picture Pages. Jody’s husband is Wayne, and they have three children. In her spare time, Jody enjoys spending time with her family and reading.