Chairman:  Tyler Hands

Tyler Hands was raised in the Plymell community just South of Garden City. After graduating from Garden City High School, Tyler attended Kansas State University where he majored in Milling Science and Management and minored in Leadership Studies. After graduation, Tyler worked for three years at Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He is now back helping out on the family farm south of Garden City and south of Deerfield. They raise irrigated wheat, milo, corn, and soybeans and also dryland wheat and milo as well as running two small feedlots and cow/calf operations.

Tyler is the fifth generation to help farm the family farm and the fourth generation to serve on the board, starting with his great-grandfather, V.V. Hands, then his grandfather, Fielding Hands, followed by his father, Greg Hands. 

Tyler and his wife, Amanda, have three daughters - Macy, Gentry and Lainey. They belong to the First United Methodist Church. Tyler also enjoys hunting and fishing.

Tyler became an Associate Director of the Garden City Co-op in December 2010. He became a Director in December 2012 and Chairman in December 2017.