Jim is a co-founder of AgMarket.Net. He has worked in the industry for 25 years as a registered commodity representative, servicing both commercial and individual trading and hedging customers. He specializes in designing effective hedging and trading strategies using combinations of forward contracting, futures, and options for corn and soybean farmers and livestock producers. Jim is a widely sought-after speaker to give his insight on the agricultural markets. Jim can be seen on The US Farm Report, Ag Day, RFD-TV, This Week in Agribusiness, Fox Business News, and Rural Radio, as well as, radio stations around the US giving commentary on agricultural markets.
Before entering the futures industry, he was employed as a grain merchandiser for Central Soya in Indiana and Ohio. He has a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management from Purdue University and earned his Series 3 futures brokerage license in 1995.
Jim is married to his wife, Stacy and they have two children, Mason, and Morgan,Back