In his new role, he will be responsible for improving FBN’s current product offerings, and bringing new solutions to FBN members to help solve some of the real-world challenges farmers face on a day-to-day basis.
After years of watching FBN’s rapid growth and the positive disruption on behalf of farmers that FBN has brought to agriculture, he’s excited to take on his role as Chief Commercial Officer. “FBN is the most exciting transformation in agriculture I’ve ever seen. FBN can now help farmers transform their P&L – from inputs to marketing to insurance – with farm-direct pricing and independent data-driven decision making,” said Delaney.
His tenured experience in the ag industry - from his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer at PotashCorp (now Nutrien Ltd.), the world’s largest fertilizer company by capacity, where he was responsible for operations across all of PotashCorp’’s business segments, to other roles within PotashCorp, Delaney brings deep expertise to FBN and its members.
Delaney has served as a member of numerous boards of directors, including that of Canpotex Limited and Arab Potash Company. He also served as Chairman for industry associations such as the Fluid Fertilization Association, Phosphate Chemicals Export Association, and as Director for the International Plant Nutrition Institute. He currently serves on the Foundation Board for his alma Mater, Southern Illinois University, as well as on the Itafos board.
"David’s depth of experience from across the ag industry will be invaluable for increasing FBN members’ profitability potential through transparency and new product offerings." said Amol Deshpande, CEO and Co-Founder of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. “There’s no one better suited to help us drive our strategy forward and help put Farmers First®.”
Delaney is based in Northern Illinois.
FBN now serves nearly 8,000 members across more than 30 million acres of farmland across the U.S. and Canada, an area nearly the size of the state of Pennsylvania.
FBN is hiring a wide range of talent. If interested in joining Delaney and FBN on its mission to put Farmers First, please visit the FBN Careers.