Mike McCully owns The McCully Group, LLC, which provides management consulting for dairy and food companies. Mike worked for over 15 years at Kraft Foods where he held management roles in the dairy, meat, and grain supply chains.
Over his career in dairy procurement, Mike was responsible for the sourcing of most of the dairy commodities Kraft buys in North America, as well as commodity risk management, dairy policy, and industry relations. Additionally, while at the Oscar Mayer division of Kraft, he was responsible for meat commodity risk management and corn purchasing.
Throughout his career at Kraft, Mike provided leadership on dairy industry issues. He has served on the Board of Directors for International Dairy Foods Association’s Milk Industry Foundation and the Dairy Institute of California. He has been a member of IDFA’s Legislative Oversight Committee, IDFA’s Farm Bill Committee, the National Cheese Institute’s Economic Policy and Legislative Committee, and the California Dairy Institute’s Producer Relations committee. He also has served on numerous dairy industry task forces involving dairy policy and price volatility issues.
Mike grew up on a grain and beef cattle farm in north central Illinois and remains active in the beef cattle industry through his partnership in purebred Angus and Hereford cattle operations. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Western Illinois University and a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois. Before joining Kraft, Mike managed a grain elevator in western Illinois and worked in specialty grain export.