CHS Inc., a leading U.S. farmer-owned cooperative, has announced the appointment of Jacob Bailey to serve as general manager for CHS Farmers Alliance, one of its ag retail operations based out of Mitchell, South Dakota. His first day was Monday, December 9.
Jacob has been with CHS out of Brandon since 2015, when he started as grain and feed manager, but he started his career with CHS back in 2008 as an intern in Drayton, North Dakota. After graduating from North Dakota State University, he went on to fulltime employment with CHS as part of the manager trainee program through CHS Southwest Grain, Dickinson, North Dakota. In 2010, he moved to a grain procurement merchandiser role with CHS in Herman, Minnesota. From 2013 to 2015, he was a grain merchandiser with CHS Grain Marketing in Pekin, Illinois. In 2014, he graduated with a Master of Agribusiness from Kansas State University.
“He has a deep understanding and appreciation for CHS and the cooperative system,” said Lowell Bye, producer board chair for CHS Farmers Alliance. “His knowledge in grain marketing and logistics, as well as his focus on employee development, team building and customer relationships, will serve him well in his new role.”
CHS Farmers Alliance is excited to welcome Jacob into this new role. He and wife Jackie, along with their son, Jensen, are eager to move to the area.