Biography

Jarnagin

Joel Jarnagin

Executive Vice President, Cattle

Joel Jarnagin assumed the role of Executive Vice President, Green Plains Cattle Company in August of 2018, he is responsible for the cattle platform’s operations and strategy. Mr. Jarnagin most recently served as Vice President of Green Plains Cattle Company from October of 2015 to August of 2018. Prior to joining Green Plains, Mr. Jarnagin worked at Beachner Grain and Neosho Valley Feeders where he was responsible for managing all feed and cattle sales for the company. Prior to that, Mr. Jarnagin spent 19 years as the General Manager for Grant County Feeders, a 115,000 head feed yard in Ulysses, Kan. Prior to Grant County Feeders Mr. Jarnagin owned and operated Emory Commodities, a futures trading and hedging company; was the feed mill manager for Fred Waldron Feeds and held various positions at Smith Brothers Cattle Company, Boothill Feeders and Southwestern Livestock. Mr. Jarnagin received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. and has over 30 years of experience in cattle feeding operations.