Since 2011, Stan Cook has managed the Missouri Department of Agriculture Bureau of Feed, Seed and Treated Timber. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lincoln University and is a Graduate of the Agriculture Leadership of Tomorrow, Class I.
Prior to the bureau, Stan served as a loan officer for The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority. His experience in Missouri Agriculture also includes twenty-five years in commercial livestock production. He served nine years as a member of the Board of Directors of Farm Credit Services serving as Vice Chairman of the Eastern Missouri Farm Credit Board and has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Central Production Credit Association Board. He has worked as a USDA Certified Market Reporter responsible for a voluntary direct price-reporting program for hogs, pigs and timber and also, as a relief auction reporter. Stan continues to live and work on a sixth generation farm near California, Missouri.