Allen Sasse has served on the board since 2007. He is from Beason, IL and farms in the Atlanta and Beason area. Allen is also on the Beason volunteer Fire Department. Allen and his wife Heather have been married for 17 years and have 2 children Tyler and Peyton. In Allen’s spare time he enjoys watching his children participate in their sporting activities and he enjoys hunting.
Board of Directors
Cary Hinton, Secretary has served on the board for 25 years, 3 of those years were on the board of Bement Grain. He is from the Bement area and farms in the Monticello, Bement, and Milmine areas. Cary and his wife Jaki have been married for over 37 years and they enjoy watching plays, golfing and fishing together.
Dan Larson has served on the board since 2015. He is from the Bement/ Hammond area and farms in Bement, Hammond, and Monticello areas. Dan additionally serves on the boards for United Prairie and Piatt County Zoning. Dan and his wife Brooke have been married for 9 years and have 3 children Emerson, Audrey, and Cora. In Dan’s spare time he enjoys hunting, trap shooting and raising beef cattle.
Greg Briggs, Vice President, has served on the board for 14 years. He is from the Argenta area and farms in the Cisco and Argenta area. Greg additionally serves on the Argenta Park Board, an officer on the Cisco Fire Department, and is a Director for Gerber State Bank. Greg and his wife Vicki have 5 children and 12 grandchildren. In Greg’s spare time he enjoys shotgun sports.
Jim Brown has served on the board for 17 years, previously the East Lincoln Farmers Grain Board for 12 of the 17 years with remaining 7 years on Topflight Grain Cooperative’s board. Jim is from the Lincoln area and farms in Logan and Dewitt Counties. Jim also serves as a Trustee on the Beason Fire Department. Jim and his wife Pam have 6 children and 4 grandchildren. In Jim’s spare time he enjoys fishing and golfing.
Josh Ponder has served on the board for 7 years. He is from Hammond, IL and farms in Piatt and Moultrie counties. Josh additionally serves on the boards for United Prairie, Friendship Hill and the Hammond Mutual Drainage District. Josh and his wife Becky have two children, Annelise and Griffin. In Josh’s spare time he enjoys watching his children participate in sports including travel baseball and competitive power tumbling. They also enjoy camping and traveling.
Kyle Johnson, President has served on the board since 1996. He is from Argenta and farms in the Argenta, Milmine, and Monticello areas. Kyle additionally serves on the Holy Cross Lutheran Council. Kyle has a son and a daughter. In Kyle’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Tracy, being outdoors, and flying his airplane!
Tim Schable has served on the board since 2016. He is Atwood, IL and farms in Douglas, Piatt, and Moultrie Counties. Tim and his wife Angie have 3 children Callie, Kolby & Chloe and 1 grandson Lincoln. In Tim’s spare time he enjoys watching the Texas Longhorns play, umpire for softball, spending time with his family, vacationing at Disney World and most of all being a “Pa-pa”.
Doug Adoff has just recently joined the Topflight Board of Directors in 2020. He is from Athens, IL and farms in the Maroa/Emery area. Doug also serves on the Children’s Ministry team at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Decatur. Doug and his wife Coley have two children, Grace and William. In Doug’s spare time he enjoys snowmobiling and traveling with his family.
Scot Berry has served on the board for 1 year. He is from Atwood and farms in the Pierson and Milmine area. Scot additionally serves on the United Prairie board. Scot and his wife Sharlie have 2 boys Anden and Adlee. In Scot’s spare time he enjoys watching his boys play sports, coaching JFL Football, woodworking and relaxing at the pond and enjoying the outdoors.