Harvest Land Co-op names new CEO

Harvest Land Co-op, Inc. Board of Directors recently named Scott Logue to serve as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Logue has served Harvest Land since 2007 as a Region Manger, Crop Nutrient Manager and Transportation Manager.  He has spent his 14-year career at Harvest Land in a range of positions including agronomy specialist, operations, fuel contracting and management positions. Prior to his current responsibilities, he was Harvest Land’s Liquid Fuel Contractor and Crop Nutrient Manager, responsible for procurement and distributions of products while managing employees and assisting in developing customer contacts. Previously, Logue served seven years as the Hagerstown, IN location Ag Center Manager.  Logue also has experience as an Agronomy Sales Specialist, custom applicator, and with accounts payable.

Gene Tapalman, Harvest Land’s Board Chairman, said that the Harvest Land Board selected Logue based on this track record of being a visionary leader and service-focused manager.

“Our search for a new leader to continue Harvest Land’s success in the industry has been focused and thorough,” said Tapalman. “Scott came to our attention because of his strong knowledge of the industry and of Harvest Land. His commitment and loyalty to the organization’s success is to be recognized. Scott’s organizational and analytical skills have proven to make sound business decisions that reciprocally benefit the customer and the company. Additionally, his straight-forward style has won the respect of employees and customers,” continued Tapalman.

Logue said, “Harvest Land is one of Land O’Lakes’, CHS’ and CountryMark’s top member cooperatives, with a proud history and tradition as its foundation. The outstandingly talented and knowledgeable employees and its enviable position in the industry have always made Harvest Land a desirable company to work for. It’s a great honor to have an even greater opportunity to build on its success.”

Logue will assume his new duties on September 1. He succeeds Keith O. Applegeet, who will be retiring after serving as President and CEO of Ag One Co-op and then Harvest Land Co-op after the 2007 merger between the two co-ops.

Harvest Land Co-op is an agribusiness owned cooperatively by farmers in several Indiana and Ohio counties. Originally organized in the late 1920’s, Harvest Land Co-op continues to specialize in providing farmers with the products and services they need to farm effectively and profitably.

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