Ben Duttlinger Appointed to Superior Ag Board of Directors; Clarence Betz and Terry Gress Retire

Apr 26, 2023

For Immediate Release

HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (April 26, 2023) Superior Ag announced today the appointment of Ben Duttlinger to its Board of Directors. His appointment was announced to members at the Superior Ag Annual Meeting that was held on April 18, 2023, in Princeton, Ind. Duttlinger will serve a three-year term on the board as the new At-Large member.
“We are excited to welcome Ben Duttlinger to the Superior Ag Board of Directors,” said Barry Day, Superior Ag President and CEO. “His fresh perspective and well-rounded experience with livestock and row crop farming will be very valuable in helping to guide Superior Ag and serve its member-customers alongside his fellow Directors.”

Ben Duttlinger of Gentryville, Ind., was appointed to the Superior Ag Board of Directors at the Superior Ag Annual Meeting held on April 18, 2023, in Princeton, Ind. (Photo provided by Superior Ag.)

Duttlinger resides with his wife, Valerie, and two sons on their farm in Gentryville, IN. Since 2002, he has helped manage a row crop and swine operation with his father-in-law, Bill Tempel. In 2012, the Duttlinger’s also began farming on their own. They also have a small cattle herd and sell freezer beef and pork to the local community. Duttlinger is a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and the Parish Council, President of the Spencer County 4-H Livestock Building Committee, and previously served on the Jackson Twp. and Wheatfield Volunteer Fire Departments.
“It means so much to me to be on Superior Ag’s Board of Directors,” Duttlinger shared. “I appreciate the opportunity to serve my fellow members by focusing on the future of production agriculture, community involvement, and everything Superior Ag has stood for since its inception. I have been a big believer in the cooperative system and I’m glad to be a part of it.”
Superior Ag also announced at the annual meeting that sitting District 1 Directors, Clarence Betz and Terry Gress, retired from the Board following a combined 35+ years of dedicated service each to Superior Ag and Dubois County Co-Op Boards.

Clarence Betz (L) and Terry Gress (R) were honored at the Superior Ag Annual Meeting for their retirement from the Superior Ag Board of Directors. (Photo provided by Superior Ag.)
“I’d like to thank Clarence (Betz) and Terry (Gress) for their years of dedicated service to the cooperative and steady, thoughtful guidance,” Day added. “They are both great individuals, and their experience and leadership will leave a mark on this company for years to come.”

Superior Ag Board of Directors (Pictured L-R): Scott Mullis, Joe Steinkamp, Pat Messmer, Ed Horall, Mike Cochenour, Ben Duttlinger, Dale Downey, Adrian Stunkel. Not pictured: Scott Balsmeyer.
The Superior Ag Board of Directors is made up of local agriculturalists who are recognized for their industry expertise, as well as economic and community development skills. Responsibilities of the Board of Directors’ is
to establish & maintain legal compliance, safeguard the interest of members, provide operating requirements, measure & control performance, and create & abide by policy and procedures. These directors represent the members of Superior Ag, which is comprised of nine elected directors representing different geographical districts throughout the cooperative’s trade territory. To learn more about the Superior Ag Board of Directors, visit
About Superior Ag
Superior Ag is a farmer-owned cooperative that provides a full range of agronomy, grain, livestock nutrition, and energy support to farmers in southwestern Indiana, northern and central Kentucky, and the bordering regions of Illinois. With 13 agronomy locations, 6 grain elevators, a state-of-the-art feed mill and feed store, and 2 retail fuel stations, Superior Ag is committed to providing superior value to member-customers through consistent delivery of high-quality products, innovation and service. Superior Ag also has an ownership stake with SynEnergy, providing liquid power fuels and propane that is 100 percent American-refined through CountryMark-branded fuels. More information can be found at  Follow Superior Ag on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Chelsea O’Brien
Marketing Communications Manager
812.683.2809 x 1113  

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