Lucy Stitzer: History of Cargill and Becoming the Largest Private Company in the US

Guest : Just a little background… Lucy Stitzer‘s great-great-grandfather W.W. Cargill, founded the business as a single grain warehouse on the end of an Iowa railroad line in 1865. Today Cargill is our nation’s largest private business and the largest food company in the world. Lucy and her cousin were the first of her generation to sit on the Cargill Board. And Lucy served as a Director of Cargill from 1992-2010. Since 2011, Lucy has been chairman of Waycrosse, Inc., the family office of the Cargill and MacMillan families, where her primary focus is to ensure a successful future for both Cargill and the family. In 2016, Lucy founded “Dirt to Dinner” where she and her team are committed to helping consumers learn more about where their food really comes from, as well as highlighting the hardworking farmers who provide it. Lucy and her team are trying to help all of us in agriculture battle the onslaught of misinformation circulating amongst our consumers. This is a great conversation that touches on so many hot topics.

What’s the Podcast About:

Kevin & Jordan Van Trump sit down with Lucy Stitzer, founder at Dirt to Dinner, to talk about what it was like growing up in the Cargill family, being the first of her generation to sit on the Cargill board, flying airplanes, working on ranches, driving motorcycles, consumer misinformation, rural America’s future, women in ag, how Wall Street money can affect agriculture moving forward, and some of her best advice as well as life lessons. Enjoy!