Donald G. Cotner
President, Cotner Farms, Inc.
Donald G. Cotner is president of Cotner Farms, Inc., an egg production, packaging and marketing enterprise which distributes eggs throughout the northeastern United States. He is managing partner in Don Cotner Farms which raises corn and soybeans and manufactures feed for the production flocks. He is also a partner in Boyd Station, LLC, a facility that transloads feed commodities from rail and distributes them to mills via truck. Boyd Station also produces high quality all natural soybean meal through extrusion of soybeans produced in Pennsylvania. The meal is marketed to mills in Pennsylvania. Soybean oil is also produced and marketed to be used as bio-fuel, feed additive or further processed for human consumption. All of the facilities are located in Danville, PA and are family owned and actively managed by Don and his three children. Cotner Farms is eligible for "Century Farm" recognition as of February of 2012, having been owned by Cotner descendents for the past 100 years.
Don, a graduate of Penn State with a B.S. degree in education has contributed to the community through positions on planning commission, Land preservation board, Danville Area School Board and as an Elder of Grove Presbyterian Church. He has contributed time and resources toward continued education, including two annual scholarships to local students pursuing a college degree in agriculture related field. In addition, he serves on the Danville Area Community Foundation Board and the Mount Nittany Society, having endowed one scholarship and pledged a second to continued education at Penn State.
Don has served on the Board of Directors of AgChoice Farm Credit and its predecessor for the past thirty years, serving as chairman two different times and also as chair of the audit committee. He chaired the merger committee to form AgChoice in 1999 that now has 1.4 billion dollars in assets serving agriculture in Pennsylvania.
He was elected to the Board of Trustees for a three year term beginning July 1, 2012, by delegates from agricultural societies.