Agricultural Supply Chain & Corporate Trading
Joe Stone leads Cargill’s agricultural supply chain, an integrated network of businesses that connects farmers with international and domestic buyers of grain and oilseeds. Joe also leads the company’s corporate trading strategy. In this role, Joe and his team are pioneering new trading capabilities, technologies, data and analytics for Cargill’s businesses, which operate in the trade finance, freight, agricultural commodities, metals and risk management sectors..
Joe’s career at Cargill has spanned more than 30 years and numerous businesses. Prior to assuming his current role in 2019, he served as chief risk officer and led the company’s animal nutrition businesses, which produce more than 16 million tons of animal feed per year. He was appointed to the Cargill Board of Directors in 2016.
Prior to that, Joe spent thirteen years in the grain and oilseed supply chain, and later served as e-business manager for AgHorizons, and as proteins team captain for Cargill’s World Trading Unit in Geneva.
A native of Nebraska, Joe grew up in a family that was passionate about food and agriculture. This interest followed him to the University of Nebraska, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. He currently serves on the boards of the school’s Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance, and the Engler School of Entrepreneurial Studies.
Joe’s commitment and passion for promoting food security is also reflected in his work outside Cargill. He serves on the board of World Food Program USA, which supports the lifesaving work of the United Nations World Food Programme, the global leader in the fight to end hunger.
Joe and his wife and two sons reside in Minnesota.