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Our Committees

Education/Conference Committee

The Education/Conference Committee plans and executes WCO educational seminars annual conference activities.

Co-Chair: Bryce O'Leary
Email: boleary@localnet.com
Phone: 608-436-2843 (mobile)

Co-Chair: Josh Harkenrider
Email: joshua.harkenrider@newholland.com
Phone: 608-293-0430 (mobile)

Co-Chair: Kathy Vander Kinter
Email: kvanderkinter@gmail.com
Phone: 920-375-0569 (mobile)

Members:

  • Daryll Manthe
  • Matt Digman
  • Troy Meyer
  • Bill Arneson
  • Taylor Weisensel
  • Adam Danzinger
  • Tony Vande Yacht
  • Roc Bernier
  • Tim Meister
  • Jeff VanOosten
  • Michelle Der Bedrosian
  • Colin Skoronski
  • Bill Levers
  • Brian Luck
  • Derek Ducat

Scholarship & Awards Committee

The Scholarship Committee manages the WCO Scholarship Awards and professional development grant programs/opportunities as they arise.

Chair: Kevin Shinners
Email: kjshinne@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-263-0756 (office)

Members:

  • Adam Danzinger
  • Troy Meyer
  • Matt Digman
  • Jim Kappel
  • Josh Harkenrider
  • Josh Bartholomew

Executive Committee

The officers President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer constitute the Executive committee. The Executive committee has the authority to conduct routine business during the interim between meetings of the Board of Directors.

Chair: Bryce O'Leary
Email: boleary@localnet.com
Phone: 608-436-2843 (mobile)

Members:

  • Josh Bartholomew
  • Ray Liska
  • Isaac Lemmenes

Safety/Regulations Committee

The Safety and Regulations Committee plans and executes all events related to safety education. The committee also disseminates information to members related to regulations that impact custom farming.

Chair: Isaac Lemmenes
Email: ilemmenes@braunelectricinc.com
Phone: 920-323-1986 (mobile)

Members:

  • Bob Hoerth
  • Kathy Vander Kinter
  • Cole Olson
  • Cheryl Skjolaas
  • Derek Ducat
  • Bryce O'Leary
  • Bill Smith
  • Brian Luck
  • Bill Arneson
  • Jesse Dvorachek
  • Nicole Barlass

Newsletter/Media Committee

The Newsletter and Media Committee is responsible for several critical areas including newsletter, website, media relations, sponsorship, general communications and the WCO brand.

Chair: Josh Bartholomew
Email: jbartholomew@oxbocorp.com
Phone: 203-982-6101 (mobile)

Members:

  • Bob Hoerth
  • Bill Arneson
  • Bryce O'Leary
  • Troy Meyer
  • Ray Liska

Special Projects Committee

The Special Projects Committee manages projects that are administrative in nature, unique or one-time opportunities. The committee works in consultation with the President and the rest of the board.

Chair: Matt Digman
Email: matthew.digman@gmail.com
Phone: 608-616-0007 (mobile)

Members:

  • Kathy VanderKinter
  • Cole Olson
  • Troy Meyer
  • Josh Harkenrider
  • Bob Hoerth
  • Jesse Dvorachek

Nomination/Recruitment Committee

The Nominating and Recruitment Committee is responsible for selecting one nominee for each vacant position on the Board of Directors. The committee is also responsible for membership.

Chair: Ray Liska
Email: rj_liska@hotmail.com
Phone: 608-606-2735 (mobile)

Members:

  • Jim Kappel
  • Troy Meyer
  • Kathy Vander Kinter
  • Bryce O'Leary
  • Derek Ducat

 

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