Patrick (Pat) Covington has more than 35 years of experience at Christian County Grain, a third generation, family owned grain elevator. Pat spent his early years helping at the elevator and on the farm. He is a 1987 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in Agriculture Business. After graduation, he returned the Hopkinsville to join his father, Joe, in the family business.
After Joe’s untimely death in 2003, Pat assumed the role of President of Christian County Grain overseeing daily management and operation of the business.
Under his leadership, Christian County Grain has experienced tremendous growth. His foremost priority is cultivating relationships with customers and clients. Storage capacity and unloading capacity has been a major focus of the company under his guidance. He believes it is extremely important to provide timely customer service to the customers. Christian County Grain has been in the clean food grade corn industry for several decades and has been a staple industry for the Covington Family. Foreseeing a change coming to the industry by the Food Modernization Act, Pat joined forces in 2016 with a nearby organization to build a modern cleaning facility.
Pat served on the Board of Directors of the Farm Bureau Association, is a member of the Christian County Agribusiness Association, served on the Board of Kentucky Feed and Grain Association, and served as Public Director on the Board of Southern States Petroleum in Hopkinsville.
Pat is married to the former Lisa Chiles and they have one daughter, Sarah. He is a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church where he is an usher and has served on the Parish Pastoral Council.