Clarkson Introduces Employee Ownership Retirement Benefit

Clarkson Grain Company recently introduced an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for its employees. In partnership with the Clarkson family owners, Clarkson Grain Company employees will receive part ownership in the company. The ESOP provides an investment benefit to help the employees achieve their retirement goals.


The program was adopted in January, 2016, and the ESOP stock transaction occurred later in that year.


“We are very pleased to bring the ESOP benefit to our valued employees,” said Lynn Clarkson, founder and owner of Clarkson. “We believe they are key to our success, and together, we strive to serve our customers and growers with the highest level of service. The ESOP program is our way of saying thank you to our hard-working dedicated employees so they may share in our company’s success. We can proudly say that Clarkson Grain is now family-owned and employee-owned.”


Clarkson is an Illinois-based grain, oilseed, and ingredient supplier to the food manufacturing and animal feed industries. It specializes in the growing, storage and processing of identity-preserved, Non-GMO, Certified Organic and Certified Transitional corn, soybeans and soy ingredients. Clarkson works with growers throughout the United States and Canada to offer corn and soybean varieties to global manufacturers.


For more information, please contact:
Tim Junge
Chief Financial Officer
Clarkson Grain Company
(217) 763-0090