Blake Hurst Joins Board of Advisors

Brainstorming can lead to barnstorming. That’s why at Stratovation Group, we like to kick off our strategic thinking by tapping into the wisdom of our Board of Advisors.

While we pride ourselves on the competencies of our team, our Board of Advisors is like a steady hand on the rudder as we continue to grow and provide excellent service to our clients. As we continue to chart our course, we are pleased to announce we have added a new member to our advisory board.

Blake Hurst has agreed to contribute his years of organizational leadership knowledge and agricultural wisdom to our effort. Blake and his family raise corn and soybeans in northwest Missouri. He and his wife, Julie, along with their daughter and sons-in-law, also operate a wholesale greenhouse business.

Blake served for a decade as president of Missouri Farm Bureau. During much of that time, he also served on the board of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Prior to that, he was an active member of the Missouri Farm Bureau board, including seven years as vice president.

What sets Blake apart is his analytical writing ability. Blake routinely paints through his words narratives about the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture. His work regularly appears in Agri-Pulse and his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The American, Weekly Standard, Wilson’s Quarterly, Reader’s Digest, Today’s Farmer and Missouri Farm Bureau’s Show Me magazine.

Blake joins other amazing executives on the Board of Advisors, including: Russ Green, managing director of MACKAYBEN; Kristen Snow, CEO of Level D&I; Jenn Wells, president of TalentID; and Ward Hill, CEO of Candor Hill.

We enthusiastically welcome Blake to our Board of Advisors and look forward to working with him as we continue to brainstorm and barnstorm for our clients and partners.