John Raines

Head of Commercial, Climate Corporation

John RainesJohn is the Senior Vice President for Climate’s Global Commercial business and serves on Climate’s Executive Leadership Team.


With operations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America, John’s team leads account connectivity, account management, business development and customer service & support for the Agronomic Services business. He is the Climate Commercial Head within the Crop Science division of Bayer. 


Prior to his current role, John was the Monsanto U.S. Customer Advocacy lead, leading the development of U.S. advocacy campaigns on behalf of farmers and local community outreach efforts for farmers and ag youth. He also previously served as Business Affairs Lead in Corporate Affairs, was General Manager for Monsanto's Australian, New Zealand & Philippines business units, and managed Monsanto's U.S. ag portfolio as Vice President of Marketing.


Early in his career, John held numerous sales and sales management roles in the U.S. At the onset of biotechnology’s introduction, John was the U.S. Cotton Marketing Manager, responsible for launching the first two cotton biotechnology products, Bollgard and Roundup Ready.


John has been involved in production agriculture throughout his life. Growing up in southeast Missouri, John spent his youth working in a family fuel business serving farmers. He graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Systems Management and Marketing. John and his wife Buffy have two grown children. Their family is actively involved in production agriculture in Missouri.