Arthur Kipping

Ray-Carroll County Grain Growers Inducted in 2004

Arthur Kipping served as board president for ten of his eighteen years on the board of directors of Ray-Carroll County Grain Growers.  As a farmer, he saw the cooperative as a way to help the farmers create additional markets, ensure competition and provide needed services, such as grain handling, agronomic needs, fuel and seed. 

 

Mr. Kipping was instrumental in developing the Ray-Carroll train loading facility, the first for a cooperative in the state.  Three additional sites were added during his tenure.  Art recognized the changes in grain marketing and encouraged his cooperative to be a trendsetter and innovator.  He accomplished this by maintaining open communication with the membership and educating them on the needs for change.

 

progressive leadership, exemplary commitment to the cooperative system, and open communication with members