I come from the ag/commodities sector, and perhaps I am missing something obvious or I am looking in the wrong places, but I am astounded at the lack of anyone else in similar or related fields in places such as this. I expected ag to be less represented than finance, IT, banking, etc (KC is less glamorous than NYC); but I have yet to find one other person on this board with a similar background. Is there any particular reason for this? Most people are not aware but the Pioneers, ADMs, Cargills, Scoulars, Dows, Louis Dreyfuses, Bunges, etc are some of the largest companies on earth, and directly or indirectly, feed the world.
Appreciate any insight anyone may have.
I don't know why agri business is not more represented on the board, but to the extent it's not well-represented in the applicant pool, you will have an advantage as long as you have had real business experience.
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