Jonathan Hester

Hedging Strategist

Jonathan is a 1971 graduate of Indiana State University.  He graduated with a B.S. of Industrial Arts and began his career as a teacher.  Jon never left the family farm but in 1973 he began farming full time.  Next year will mark his 50th season of farming.  Jonathan has worked as a broker for L&M Commodities for the last 20 years. AgMarket.Net, the farm division of John Stewart and Associates announced the addition of the team from the L&M Commodities New Market, IN office during the fall.

Jonathan served in the Army National Guard for 10 years.  He is a past member of the Elks.  He is a current member of the American Legion, joining 15 years ago.  Jon has been a member of the Eagles for the last 7 years.

Jonathan and Valerie have 2 children, 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Jonathan is an avid race fan and loves to attend races when he can.  He also enjoys collecting antique Fords and Shelby Cobras.  He travels to local car shows when time allows.

Jonathan joined the team during the fall.  He continues to support customers in their efforts to manage costs through hedging.