BELOIT, KS – After completing 10 sessions of class, 14 employees at Farmway Co-op, Inc. earned Certificates in Supervision through The Center for Management Development at Wichita State University (WSU).

The Certificate in Supervision through WSU is designed specifically to strengthen and develop the skills a supervisor needs to do the job right. Each session of the Supervisor Certificate focuses on the unique challenges a supervisor faces every day and offers solutions to help them achieve their goal of being a successful supervisor.

“Supervising employees is an incredibly challenging job. It comes with extraordinary demands and requires a wide range of expertise in everything from delegation techniques to communication skills,” said Julie Harrison, Farmway VP of Human Resources. “Encouraging and coordinating the WSU Certificate in Supervision program for our employees at Farmway is a great resource to support their individual leadership growth.”

Farmway employees that received a certificate are: Ryan Diederich from Clay Center Elevator, Jordan Finegan from Belleville Elevator, Brian Germann from Tipton Agronomy, Ryan Hendricks from Clay Center Agronomy, Chris McMillian from Glen Elder Terminal, John Meyer from Glen Elder Terminal, Nathan Miles from Energy Division, Lee Parker from Energy Division, April Schmitt from Tipton Elevator, Andrew Shipley from AgSolutions IT LLC, Kevin Swenson from Precision Ag Division, Matt Zachgo from Hunter Elevator, Kevin Zier from Lincoln Elevator, and Levi Ziolkowski from Miltonvale Elevator.

On a bi-annual basis, Farmway hosts the Certificate in Supervision Program at its administrative office in Beloit for employees. Since 2012, 84 employees have earned their Supervisor Certificate.

“We congratulate our employees and support their journey as they excel in the cooperative,” said Harrison.

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Farmway is an agricultural cooperative serving customers in Mitchell, Jewell, Ottawa, Lincoln, Riley, Washington, Clay, Cloud, Republic, Dickinson and surrounding communities since 1911. To learn more about Farmway, visit