16 May Nathan Eck to Fill Kansas CCA Board Vacancy
Kansas Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) named MKC’s Nathan Eck to its board of directors Thursday morning. Eck, who brings nearly 20 years of crop advising experience to the program, will begin his board term immediately.
“I discovered my passion for agronomy while working for Manhattan Coop as well as being a college student at K-State,” Eck said. “I received my CCA soon after graduating in 2001 and I am honored to be a member of the CCA Board of Directors. I feel that the CCA program brings great value to the entire agriculture and food industry.”
As a board member, Eck will help the state’s advisors strive for a prominent leadership role in promoting existing best practices of sustainability and implementing those practices in the state.
“As a board member, I am looking forward to increasing the awareness of the CCA program, and the value it brings to our industry, by promoting the program to our next generation of agronomists,” Eck said.
Eck’s career in the cooperative system began 24 years ago at Manhattan Farmers Cooperative. Eck moved to MKC 17 years ago, where he currently serves as the Vice President and Director of Western Operations. His responsibilities include overseeing both grain and agronomy operations for the cooperative’s western territory.
A 2001 graduate of Kansas State University, Eck and his wife, Haley have two children. In his spare time, Eck enjoys spending time outdoors and working on their small family farm.