Board of Directors of the Hull Cooperative Association


Hull Coop board members are elected to three year terms.  Each year three memebers are up for (re)eleciton at the annual meeting.  Requirements include being an "A" member (farmer) and election by popular vote at the annual meeting.

Galen Breuer, President (Term ends 2018)

Galen and his wife Jeanne live on a farm north of Hull.  They have three grown kids and six grandchildren.  Galen is a crop farmer who grows about 75% corn and 25% soybeans.  In addition to 9 years of service on the Hull Coop board, Galen has been a part of the AMPI corporate board, and he has been involved in various positions on his church's council.

Craig Hoksbergen, Vice President (Term ends 2018)

Craig and his wife Heather live on a farm about one mile south of Hull.  Their oldest child is a junior in high school they have four more in grade school and a baby boy was added to the family in September.   Livestock on the Hoksbergen farm consists of both beef cattle and hogs.  Their crops are two thirds corn and one-third soybeans.  Craig's main interest for being on the Hull Coop board is the opportunity to continue to learn how a cooperative work.  In his time away from work, he enjoys spending time participating in outdoor activities. 

 

  Brian Zoet, Secretary (Term ends 2019) 

Brian and his wife Jacinda along with their four children live on the family farm northeast of Hull.  Brian graduated from South Dakota State University and started farming with his father 18 years ago.  Together they work the land and raise corn and soybeans.  They also have beef cattle, finish hogs, custom feed nursery pigs and heifers.  In addition to serving on the Hull Coop Board, Brian is also an active member of the Sioux County Pork Producers.

 

Hank Vander Waal, Vice Secretary (Term ends 2019)

A northwest Iowa native, Hank ran a greenhouse operation in British Columbia for 16 years before moving back to Hull in 2003. He raises cattle and crops southeast of Hull with sons Brian, Jonathan and Mark. In addition to the three boys, Hank and his wife, Laurie, have four girls: Krystle, Rachel, Alyssa and Emily. Hank currently serves on the Rock Valley Rural Water Board.

 

Jeff De Jongh (Term ends 2020) 

Jeff has been farming for 24 years north of Hull.  He raises cattle and hogs.  For crops he grows corn and soybeans. Jeff and his wife Carrie have four children: Anna is a sophomore, Beau is in the 7th grade, Mandi is in the 4th grade, and Jaelyn is 3 years old.  Jeff is currently on the Rural Water Board and he is interested in being on the board to learn more about how the coop works. 


 

Lyndon Moss (Term ends 2020)

Lyndon Moss runs a farrow-to-finish hog operation two miles east of hull just off highway 18.  His crop acres are 50 percent corn and 50 percent soybeans.  He uses a strip-till system on most of his farm ground.  Along with being a part of the Longview farm swine unit, he is an active member on its steering committee, and involved in the Sioux County zoning commission.  Lyndon's wife, Deb, is employed at Echo in Sioux Center.  They have three sons: Derrick, Bryce, and Austin.

 

 

Mark Soodsma (Term ends 2018)

Mark and his wife Sherry live on a farm north of Hull.  Mark was an employee of the Hull Coop for many years before he had the opportunity to start farming on his own.  Mark stays busy on the farm raising stock cows and pigs. He also grows corn and soybeans.  Mark also started a trucking business a few years ago.

 

 

Gary Van Sloten (Term ends 2020)

Gary and his wife Barb live on a farm north of Hull.  He has lived in Lyon County his entire life.  Gary has spent thirty-five years farming and most of those years have included operating his dairy.  Currently he raises corn, soybeans, Holstein heifers, and pigs on his farm.  He and his wife Barb have three children who are out of the house.

 

Doyle Wissink (Term ends 2019)

Doyle and his wife Jan live on a farm south of Hull.  Their operation consists mainly of raising cattle and growing corn and soybeans on a 60 / 40 rotation.  In the spring and fall seasons Doyle also does some custom field work for some neighbors.  Doyle has been farming approximately 39 years and his son Justin is a partner in the operation.  In addition to serving on the Hull Coop Board, Doyle served on the Rock Valley Rural Water Board and has served as a member of his church's consistory.