Chris Pearson, Chief Executive Officer
Chris Pearson is Chief Executive Officer for Wheat Growers. He joined Wheat Growers in 2013, serving as Chief Operating Officer.
Chris’s career began in 1999 as Production Supervisor at Crestland Cooperative feed mill in Creston, Iowa. From there he joined Farmer’s Cooperative Company in Ames, Iowa – quickly honing skills in financial analysis, construction, and merger transitions. He served as FC’s Vice President, Feed Division, for six years – followed by two years as Senior Vice President, Agronomy and Feed, and two years as Chief Operating Officer.
As COO of Farmer’s Cooperative, Chris provided broad operational and thought leadership to help profitably grow and develop FC into a $1.2 billion agricultural cooperative. In particular, he was instrumental in bringing together FC with Wheat Growers and Central Valley Ag Cooperative (CVA) in Oakland, Nebraska, to form Consolidated Sourcing Solutions (CSS).
Pearson is a graduate of Iowa State University with a B.S. in Ag Studies, and also holds a one-year Bible Certificate from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa. He is a Past Chairman of the Board for Consolidating Sourcing Solutions (CSS) and a Past Board Member of the Agribusiness Association of Iowa.
At a Glance
- 40 locations
- 15,000 equity holders
- Marketing nearly 170 million bushels annually
- 5,100 active producer members
- Integrity in Business Dealings
- Provide Superior Service to Our Customers
- Focus on Present and Future Customer Needs
- Remain Financially Strong
- Maintain Progressive Leadership for Our Company
- Commitment to a Positive Safety Culture