Consolidated Ag Solutions enlists new leadership

by Holly Demaree
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CAS CEO and president Jeff Grawe
Jeff Grawe

ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA, U.S. —Consolidated Ag Solutions, Inc. (CAS) has appointed Jeff Grawe as president and chief executive officer. CAS is a cooperative formed and founded in 2015 to create strategic advantages for three agricultural cooperatives: Wheat Growers, Central Valley Ag, and Landus Cooperative.

In his new role, Grawe will be responsible for the strategic direction and project execution of CAS. Grawe comes to CAS from Central Valley Ag, where he worked as the senior vice-president of Strategic Projects. Prior to that, he was vice-president of Relationship Manager for CoBank and was the owner of Heartland Strategies Business Consulting. Grawe replaces Robert Dude.

“We are excited to have Jeff accept the position of CEO, president,” said Carl Dickinson, chairman of the board for Consolidated Ag Solutions.  “His background and experience will be a valuable asset for CAS as we develop new opportunities for the three cooperatives and their respective member-owners. We look forward to the leadership that Jeff will provide, and the progress that CAS will enjoy going forward.”

Grawe has a bachelor’s of arts degree in finance management from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, U.S., and an MBA in finance from Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. In addition, he is a graduate of the Land O’ Lakes Executive Development Program and the Institute for Cooperative Leadership from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, U.S.

CAS is a cooperative collaboration focused on creating strategic advantages and pooling resources to create efficiencies and value for the members of each cooperative partner.

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