Leadership

Steve Henderson

Steve Henderson

Senior Vice President, Operations

After three years in sales with Monsanto Company, Steve spent 30 years directly involved in all aspects of production agriculture managing a rice, cotton, corn, soybean, wheat and milo farm.

In 2007, he joined Tubbs Rice Dryers, managing the elevator in Mer Rouge, Louisiana. In his time with Tubbs, the business grew from a volume of less than 1 million bu. to more than 7 million bu. annually. When Tubbs Rice Dryers became part of Big River, Steve remained in the manager’s role in Mer Rouge and managed construction projects at other locations as well.

Justin Towery

Justin Towery

Senior Vice President, Merchandising

As VP of Merchandising, Towery adds depth to the merchandising team in export and domestic trading, truck, rail, barge and manages the trading strategy and execution for Big River Rice and Grain. Towery has an extensive background in the grain business, including four years with Bunge in soybean processing and grain divisions and 12 years as general manager of Bayou Grain, which in 2013 became part of Big River Rice and Grain.

Towery is committed to meeting facility and superior customer service expectations and assuring a fair price and accessible market for area producers to deliver their grain for Big River. Towery remains active in the community where he has served on many boards over the years including the USA Rice Federation Latin American Trade Policy committee and Ashley County Farm Bureau board. In addition, he is the former Chairman of the USA Rice Merchant’s Association.