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Consolidated Ag Solutions Welcomes Jeff Grawe as President/CEO

Consolidated Ag Solutions, Inc. (CAS) is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeff Grawe as President/CEO. CAS is an innovative cooperative formed and founded in 2015 to create strategic advantage for three forward thinking agricultural cooperatives, Wheat Growers (Aberdeen, S.D.), Central Valley Ag (York, Neb.), and Landus Cooperative (Ames, Iowa).

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 served as Vice President-Relationship Manager for CoBank and was the owner of Heartland Strategies Business Consulting. Grawe, replaces Robert (Bob) Dude.

“We are excited to have Jeff accept the position of CEO/President. 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,” said Carl Dickinson, Chairman of the Board for Consolidated Ag Solutions. “We look forward to the leadership that Jeff will provide, and the progress that CAS will enjoy going forward.”

Grawe has a B.A. in Finance Management from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Mo. 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, Mo.

Jeff and his wife Shelley have a son and a daughter and reside in the Omaha, Neb., area.

About Consolidated Ag Solutions
Consolidated Ag Solutions (CAS) is a cooperative collaboration between Central Valley Ag (York, NE), Landus Cooperative (Ames, IA) and Wheat Growers (Aberdeen, SD). CAS is focused on creating strategic advantages and pooling resources to create efficiencies and value for the members of each cooperative partner. You can find more information about Consolidated Ag Solutions by visiting www.consolidatedagsolutionsvacoop.com.