The board of directors of Midwest Farmers Cooperative has announced that Jeremy Wilhelm has been selected to serve as the Cooperative’s chief executive officer effective Sept. 5.  
Wilhelm will succeed Dale Piper. who announced his retirement effective Aug. 31.
Wilhelm brings extensive experience in agriculture and finance to Midwest Farmers Cooperative.  
He was previously chief operating officer and executive vice president-operations at Western Milling LLC, headquartered in Goshen, Calif., where he oversaw multiple rail receiving locations.  
Wilhelm’s career highlights also include selection into First National Bank of Omaha’s management trainee program in 1997 and serving as vice president-commercial lending for Farm Credit Services of America.   
“Wilhelm’s agriculture and financial experience, customer and employee focus, and vision for the future were key characteristics the Board of Directors were seeking in our new CEO,” said Neil Stedman, board chair.  
“We are excited to begin working with Jeremy to write the next successful chapter in the history of our cooperative,” said Stedman. “Midwest Farmers Cooperative has a very promising future.”
Jeremy was raised on the family farm near Unadilla.  
He graduated from Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca High School and received his bachelor’s degree in finance and management from Doane University in Crete.  
Wilhelm and his wife, Irene, have three daughters.