Chris Pearson to transition leadership of Agtegra

Mar 09, 2022

Chris Pearson, CEO of Agtegra Cooperative, notified the Board of Directors that he will be departing as the CEO on July 1, 2022. Pearson has been with the cooperative since 2013 and served as CEO for 5 years. He was instrumental in the formation of Agtegra in 2018, which has grown to be the nation’s largest locally owned agricultural supply cooperative with 74 locations.

Pearson stated, “It has been an honor to play a key role in the formation of Agtegra four and a half years ago and to ser ve as its first CEO. The farmers of North and South Dakota own a world class company and should be proud of its team and its impact on agriculture, farms, and communities both locally and nationally.”

“We appreciate the service of Chris, Rachel, and their family to Agtegra Cooperative and to our farmers and communities,” said Agtegra Board Chairman Rick Osterday. “Duri ng his tenure, he made many key strategic decisions, created a singular culture, assembled an industry leading leadership team, implemented marketing plans leading to significant market share growth, and executed significant plans to ensure that Agtegra is well positioned for the future.”

The Agtegra board has appointed a search committee and started the process of a search to fill the CEO position. It will be imperative for the next CEO to continue the Agtegra philosophy of making decisions with the longevity and stability of Agtegra and its farmer owners in mind.

Pearson will be working extensively with the board and staff over the next four months to
ensure the best possible transition in leadership takes place.

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