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Grain Science and Industry

O'Neil, Jay

O'Neil, Jay Instructor and IGP Specialist

IGP 102B
1980 Kimball Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66506

Area(s) of Specialization

Agricultural economics, international Ag relations, grain purchasing, risk management

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B.S. Political Science, San Jose State University, 1973

Bio Brief

Jay graduated from San Jose State University in 1973 with a degree in Political Science-International Relations. He has 37 years experience in the Grain business. 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 Bartlett Grain Company for 17 years and managed Grain Trading Groups and served as General Manager of the Transportation and Export Divisions. For the past six years Jay has operated his own Private Consulting Company and traveled to 28 different countries on market and business development projects. Jay publishes a private weekly ocean freight and transportation report.

Jay is currently employed as the Senior Agricultural Economist for the International Grains Program at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and serves as president of O’Neil Commodity Consulting. Jay served for many years on the NGFA (National Grain & Feed Assoc.) Trade Rules committee. Jay is also a past Chairman of the NAEGA (North American Export Grain Assoc.) Contracts and Arbitration Committee and is an emeritus member of this committee. Jay continues to serve as an arbitrator with both the NGFA and NAEGA Trade Associations.