2014 Kansas Cooperative Hall of Fame:
Terry Bertholf

Terry Bertholf, for 40 years, devoted his legal career to serving cooperatives and advancing the practice of cooperative law. He has served as legal counsel for individual Kansas cooperatives, General Counsel for the Kansas Cooperative Council (KCC) and KFSA, and has been a long-standing member of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives’ Legal, Tax & Accounting Committee (LTA). Terry provided leadership to the LTA as chairman and has chaired committees within the LTA. He is a trusted legal advisor to his clients and fellow attorneys across the country. Mr. Bertholf’s understanding of cooperative law has improved co-op structure and will help to provide direction to Kansas cooperatives for many years to come.

The Kansas Cooperative Hall of Fame was formed in 1999 by the Kansas Cooperative Council to recognize Kansans who have been instrumental in developing and spreading the cooperative philosophy on the state, national or international levels. The inductees are nominated by cooperative members and the annual selection of new Hall of Fame members is based on recommendation by a committee of cooperative leaders from across Kansas with approval by the KCC Board of Directors.

All inductees are honored in a permanent display at the Kansas Cooperative Hall of Fame exhibit, located in the Pride of Kansas Building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Information on the Hall of Fame and inductees is also available on the KCC webpage at



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