OACC Announces Agribusiness Leadership Academy Class II

For Immediate ReleaseOct. 29, 2018 — Oklahoma City — Developed and implemented in 2017 by Triangle Cooperative Service Company (TCSC) and the Oklahoma Agricultural Cooperative Council (OACC), the Agribusiness Leadership Academy (ALA) is a premier leadership program designed to train existing and emerging leaders in agribusiness management. The academy consists of four, multi-day sessions and one day-long session during which attendees will present their capstone projects and attend a graduation banquet.

After two days of interviewing many exemplary candidates, the ALA Committee has selected eight deserving individuals as members of ALA Class II:


Quatie Jorgensen

CoMark Equity Alliance, Enid

Brent Thornton

Equity Exchange, Perryton

Dustyn Hoffman

Equity Exchange, Weatherford

Kevin Pingelton

Farmers Cooperative Association, Alva

Daniel Koelsch

Farmers Cooperative Association, Tonkawa

Dakota Martin

Farmers Grain Company, Pond Creek

Chris Stauffer

Farmers Grain Company, Pond Creek

Cody Ott

Triangle Insurance Company


With a great class of agribusiness leaders in Class II, OACC President and CEO RJ Gray is excited for the opportunity to dive into many areas of leadership development during ALA. “On behalf of TCSC and OACC, we are excited to engage the participants of Class II in many facets of leadership and to continue to build bench strength for cooperatives and rural America. We believe that cultivating dynamic leaders is crucial for sustaining agricultural cooperatives, and this begins with our leadership academy.”

Class II will meet for its first session Nov. 13-15 at the Triangle Insurance building in Enid, OK, where they will take an introspective look at their personal leadership styles through in-depth personality analyzations.

For more information on ALA, visit www.okagcoop.org/agribusiness-leadership-academy.