Jake Rarick recently joined our Park Rapids team as an Agronomy Sales Representative, and we’re thrilled to have him with us! Learn more about Jake in his bio below and help us in welcoming him to the team.
Hi – I’m Jason Rarick, better known as Jake. I am 37 years old and my wife and I have been married for 13 years. We have 3 children: ages 11, 10, and 4. I also have 2 dogs and a cat.
I have been working with CHS for 6 years in Crookston, MN and am now looking forward to serving our valued customers in and around the Park Rapids area. I grew up on a small farm in Climax, MN, where I attended grades k-12 and played multiple sports. Football was always my favorite and it still is today (no matter how many times the Vikings find new creative ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!) I also have always enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, and hunting.
The only thing I enjoy more than any of those activities is watching my children learn to love them as well. My youngest daughter enjoyed her first hunt this year where she harvested a mature doe, and my eldest daughter enjoyed her second hunt this season, tagging a nice 8-point buck. I do not know who had the bigger smile: the girls, their mother, or me! We are all excited to continue enjoying all that nature has to offer in the beautiful country in and around Park Rapids.
My career path started by joining the U.S. Army National Guard and attending the University of Minnesota, Crookston where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management. Since then, I have been a salesman for Cabela’s and Scheels, an overhead door installer, and also a truck driver.
Eventually I found a job with CHS in Crookston as an applicator, and I rediscovered farming. I knew that this was the career I was meant to have and decided to return to college. I earned a second bachelor’s degree, this time in Ag Business Management, and am now extremely excited to start the next chapter of my career as an Agronomy Sales Representative for CHS Prairie Lakes in Park Rapids. I will always be no more than a phone call away and look forward to becoming a part of this great community!