Oct 17, 2023 12:00 PM
Bob Broeckelman, PhD
“How to Hire and Retain the Best and Brightest"
Bob Broeckelman grew up on a farm in a family of twelve north of Oakley, Kansas.  He attended Kansas State University majoring in Ag Education and graduated in 1970 with his Bachelor’s Degree and his Masters Degree in 1972 in Adult and Occupational Education.  He taught Vocational Ag in Norton, Kansas for five years and was named the Kansas Outstanding Vocational Ag Teacher in 1976. 
He became the Executive Secretary for the State FFA Association at Kansas State University for five years and in 1981 was hired into Farm Credit as Assistant Director of Marketing for the Federal Land Bank.  For the next 33 years, Bob worked in the Farm Credit System developing and validating selection systems that dropped turnover from 28.7% down to 3-4% in five years, saving the Farm Credit System millions of dollars in recruiting and selection expense. Interviews were developed for selecting loan officers, appraisers, credit analyst, support personnel, staff, manager supervisors and IT employees.  By using these interviews and Predictive Index, they are able to match applicants with the right jobs approximately 92% of the time.
In 2007, Bob helped Agri-businesses build interview for additional job interviews such as Truck Drivers, Custom Applicators and Sales Professionals by studying the best Agri-business personnel in the various positions and developing profiles of what to look for when hiring new employees.
In 1988, Bob completed his PhD in Adult and Occupational Education and has worked for years training management teams and Boards to become more effective.
Bob and Bunny have three children:  Ashley Wiltse (Sean) teaches 3rd grade in Maize, Kansas, Brooks is a Commercial Airline Pilot for Delta and Barry is a Pediatrician in Kansas City, Kansas.  Each of their three children has blessed them with two grandsons.