Kerry CalawayPresident, General Manager, Operations
Kerry grew up on a family farm, and has been part of the hay and forage industry since he was 12 years old. He started his own 3-tie baling operation after he finished school and began supplying to his brother who was doing custom baling. Kerry continued baling on the side while he later went to work with a Japanese company as the general manager of hay cubing, and learned more about the export business. In 2000, Kerry left the Japanese firm and went to work with his brother at Calaway Trading, buying and selling hay. The two officially merged their individual interests in 2012 to create Calagri, a harvest and supply company.
Calagri began harvesting grass straw and alfalfa, and got into the crop residue business to maximize equipment utilization. The business model is very similar to that of Pacific Ag. The company’s market area includes Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Kerry’s role will be relatively unchanged with Pacific Ag’s acquisition of Calagri.
Kerry lives in Pasco, Washington with his wife and their youngest child who is attending high school. They have two children in college and one on a mission trip in the Philippines.
When he’s not working (“And that would be when?” he said, jokingly), Kerry enjoys skiing, snowmobiling and water sports, including boating and wakeboarding. He likes to travel with his wife, and gives a great deal of service time to his church.