About Us

Organized as a corporation on January 17, 1977, Ag-World is owned by Jacob D. Cluver. Since its beginning, Ag-World has been one of the leaders in livestock exports, particularly swine, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep and goats.

Specialists on our staff include:

  • Jacob D. Cluver – CEO
  • Bruce D. Cluver – Vice President
  • Robert Moroz, International Business Development
  • Robert Dawson – Computer Technologist
  • Chuck Bastrom (Xie Ji) – China CEO – Ag World China
  • Borris Xie (Xie Anyu) – Assistant of China CEO
  • Haryi Tuna Yukslen – General Manager – Ag World East Europe & Middle East
  • Dr. Clarence Moore – Dairy Science Specialist
  • Dr. Paul Walker – Beef Cattle Specialist
  • George Bruns – Swine Specialist
  • John Evans – Equipment Manager
  • Phil Farrell – Horse Specialist
  • Eric Shin – Korea Agency, President

Jacob Cluver

Jacob Cluver, CEO of Ag-World. Education: Bachelors Degree, Business Administration. Mr. Cluver has been working for Ag-World
since 2005.

Bruce Cluver

Bruce Cluver, Vice President of Ag-World, began as Assistant Superintendent of Markets for the Illinois Department of Agriculture in charge of export promotion and later as General Manager of Illinois Produce International, another livestock export company before founding Ag-World. Cluver was honored in 1993 with the Alumni Achievement Award from the Illinois State University Alumni Association.

Chuck Bastrom Ph.D.

 

Chuck Bastrom Ph.D. (Xie Ji) is our Asia CEO for Ag-World.

Education: Economy Scholar, MBA and Master of Animal Nutrition, and PH.D. in Animal Genetics. Previous work experience includes (US) HY-Line International 1997-1999.
Mr. Bastrom has been working for AgWorld since 1999.

Borris Xie

Borris Xie (Xie Anyu) – Assistant of Asian CEO
Education: Major in International Finance graduated from Capital Economy University.

Hayri Tuna Yukselen

Hayri Tuna Yukselen is our Turkey and Middle East Manager for Ag-World. Education: Zootechnician ( M.Sc. ) Previous work experience includes ( TH ) Charoen Pokphand Group / Turkey and ( US ) Seminis Inc. / Turkey. He has worked several years in the East Europe and Middle East Agricultural Markets. Mr. Yukselen has been working for Ag-World since 2007.

Robert Moroz

Robert Moroz, International Business Development of Ag-World, Apart from his 20 Years Experience in commodities, equities, indexes and derivatives, Robert has been involved in International Commerce since 1987, building relationships in Russia/CIS, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Persian Gulf, Africa, and a number of other regions across the Globe.

Robert, graduated with honors from La Salle University, earning a dual Cum Laude degree in Finance and Accounting.  He is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian, with limited knowledge of French, Spanish, and Swahili.