Kenneth W. McDuffie is the Senior Vice President of Sugarcane Operations for United States Sugar Corporation located in Clewiston, Florida, one of the nation’s premier, privately owned agribusinesses. He manages all aspects of the Company’s 200,000+ acres of sugarcane, including an extensive railroad transportation network. McDuffie has extensive knowledge and experience with the economic and technical aspects of the agricultural business, with particular emphasis on large scale commercial sugarcane operations in South Florida. McDuffie has over 25 years of experience working in agricultural and logistics environments. Included with this, are over fifteen years intensive experience in the cane supply, grower relations and research and development arenas.
McDuffie joined U.S. Sugar Corporation in 1992 as part of the Agriculture Department and steadily rose to increasingly more responsible management positions within the department. His economic expertise led to his vital role in the economic reengineering of the business and the subsequent continuous improvement efforts that dramatically streamlined and improved the agriculture operations and significantly reduced costs. With over 25 years of experience in many aspects of the sugar business, McDuffie was promoted to General Manager, Farming Operations in 2003 and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sugarcane Operations in 2005 and to the Company’s senior executive management team.
McDuffie holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Florida State University.