ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) announces the appointment of the ninth and final member of the Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF) board of directors — Steve Kayton. Like the other board members and officers, Steve previously served as national chair of the EDA (formerly NAEDA) board of directors and currently owns and operates an equipment dealership.

Steve is dealer principal of Nebraska Equipment, a Case IH and Kubota dealership in Seward, NE. He also has interests in Kayton International and Horizon West. Steve is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. He began his career with the former International Harvester Co. before starting Nebraska Equipment in 1985. He represents the fourth generation of the Kayton family in the farm equipment business. Steve was national chair of EDA (NAEDA) in 2008.

The other foundation board members are Tom Nobbe (chair), Blaine Bingham (vice chair), Roger Gjellstad, Lester Killebrew, Bob Frazee, Jim Meinhardt, John Fleet and Brian Carpenter.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Steve to the foundation board,” noted EDF chair Tom Nobbe. “His appointment adds knowledge and experience to an already outstanding group of industry leaders and I am honored to serve as their chair.”

The Equipment Dealers Foundation was established in 1988 and provides funding for scholarships to meet our industry’s need for training resources and temporary assistance for dealerships and their employees who have been affected by natural disasters.