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May 2016 Meeting

  • American Royal Association 1701 American Royal Drive Kansas City, MO, 64102 United States (map)

The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City is delighted to welcome Ernie Verslues, President & CEO, MFA Incorporated to the May 19 luncheon meeting at the American Royal.  

Verslues was appointed to that position in 2015 and has 27 years of cooperative business experience at MFA, from Corporate Tax Manager, to Regional Manager, to Senior Vice President of Finance, and Chief Financial Officer.

Verslues has played key roles in important corporate functions including the acquisition of many of the cooperative’s successful expansion and joint venture efforts, implementation of information technology for the company, and corporate finance. Verslues has served an integral role in MFA’s strategic planning process, including identifying goals and objectives and planning for corporate action.

Verslues graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in accounting from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. He was raised on his parents’ dairy farm near Taos, Mo. Verslues and his wife, Jan, have three grown children.

MFA Incorporated celebrated its 100th year in 2014 as a cooperative built by farmers and ranchers, for farmers and ranchers. Its purpose is to provide quality products, services and professional advice to producers across the spectrum of Midwest agriculture.

The cooperative has 145 company-owned Agri Services Centers, as well as 24 local affiliates with 20 branches, a wide network of independent cooperatives and dealers, and serves 45,000 farmers and ranchers in five states.