OMAHA, NEB. — Scoular on Aug. 3 announced that it has promoted Melissa Norem to the new role of enterprise director of origination. She will lead the company’s engagement and communication with farmers and develop origination strategies.

Norem started her career with Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) and has been with Scoular the past 15 years, working in various trader and merchandiser roles.

Norem’s duties in the director role include:

  • Assembling a team of origination specialists across Scoular’s network that will work with the company’s originators to create a consistent experience for all producers.
  • Building and promoting Scoular’s brand, marketing tools and other services for farmers.
  • Facilitating a new grower roundtable, exploring how Scoular can best use technology to enhance farmer relationships.

Norem was raised on an Iowa farm and graduated from Simpson College with an economics degree.

“Melissa not only has demonstrated exceptional skills in trading, customer development and problem solving at Scoular, but she also brings a pride in farming to this role,” said Ron Bingham, senior vice president and head of Scoular’s Grain Division. “This role brings together Melissa’s passion for agriculture and for Scoular, as she will work to advance Scoular’s producer relationships into the next generation of farming.”

Privately-owned Scoular is a 128-year-old company with more than 100 offices and facilities in North America and Asia. The company buys, sells, stores, handles and processes grain and ingredients as well as manage transportation and logistics. It is the 11th largest grain company in the United States, as measured by grain-storage capacity. According to the 2021 Grain & Milling Annual published by Sosland Publishing Co., Scoular has 131 million bushels of storage capacity in the United States.

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