Senior Agricultural Economist
B.A. Political Science-International Relations, San Jose State University, California.
Jay has 42 years’ of trading and management experience in the Grain industry. He has been with IGP here at Kansas State University for the past 9 years serving as the Senior Agricultural Economist. Prior to that he worked with Continental Grain, The Pillsbury Company, The Ferruzzi Group, Bartlett Grain Co. and as a private consultant to domestic and international grain companies.
Professional Organizations and Affiliations
Jay is an emeritus member and past Chairman of the NAEGA (North American Export Grain Assoc.) Contracts and Arbitration Committee and continues to serve as an arbitrator with NAEGA.
Jay started out of college with Continental Grain Company in San Francisco, CA. He worked 4 years with Continental Grain as a Grain Trader on the West Coast of the United States and then 7 years with the Pillsbury Company of Minneapolis, MN as an Export Grain Merchandiser and Director of Overseas Grain Sales. He served 3 years with the Ferruzzi Group of Ravenna Italy, in their New Orleans office, managing Feed Grain exports from the U.S. Jay was with BartlettGrain Company for 17 years managing a Grain Trading Group and served as General Manager of the Transportation and Export Divisions. For the past nine years Jay has operated his own Private Consulting Company and traveled to 43 different countries on market and business development projects. Jay publishes a private weekly ocean freight and transportation report. Jay served for many years on the NGFA (National Grain & Feed Assoc.) Trade Rules committee.