Join Us at an Upcoming Grain Meeting

Dec 01, 2023

Please join us for one of our upcoming Winter Grain Outlook meetings! These meetings are an opportunity for you to visit with the Key Grain Team and hear from industry professionals as we enter the new year.



Transitioning Markets: Demand Driven to Supply?

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Sully Community Center 
10:30 A.M. Meeting
Lunch to follow at noon 
* Due to weather, this meeting has been cancelled. We intend to reschedule.

Speaker: Trent Sauder, Advance Trading 
Topic: Transitioning Markets: Demand Driven to Supply?

Raised on a grain and livestock farm in Central Illinois, that his family still operates today, Trent graduated from Illinois Central College with a degree in Ag Business. He started in the ag business at a country elevator and then worked three years for an international trading house with their river export loading facilities.

Trent started with Advance Trading in 1991 and was part of the team that first expanded the companies' commercial business west of the Mississippi River. He works primarily with commercial accounts in the central and western Corn Belt and also involved with Advance Trading's Mexico and Australia businesses. Trent offices in the Fort Collins, CO branch, and when he is not working, enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, walking, biking and reading.


Corn, Soybean & Cattle Markets: Recommendations for 2024

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Jethro's BBQ in Ames
10:30 A.M. Meeting
Lunch to follow at noon 

Speaker: Kevin Clausen, John Stewart and Associates
Topic: Corn, Soybean & Cattle Markets: Recommendations for 2024

Kevin Clausen joined JSA in 2021 and opened the Anthon, Iowa branch office. Kevin has been involved with agriculture his entire life, growing up on a grain and livestock farm in northwest Iowa where he still farms and feeds cattle today. He graduated from St. Olaf College with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management.

Kevin began his career as a commodity merchandiser with Cargill in Sidney, Ohio. During his 11-year career with Cargill’s Grain and Oilseed Processing division he held various roles in Ohio, Iowa, North Dakota, and Missouri. In his last role with Cargill, he was the General Manager for Cargill’s Sioux City, Kansas City and Wichita crush plants and was a board member for Cargill’s Kansas City biodiesel plant.

In 2013, Kevin joined Koch Industries as General Manager for origination and trading for their 7 ethanol plants. In this position he led the teams responsible for originating 300 million bushels of corn per year and trading risk management strategies. Kevin Clausen is a registered Associated Person of John Stewart and Associates and a principal in the company.

Grain Marketing in 2024: "Comfortably Numb"

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 
Le Grand Community Center
10:30 A.M. Meeting
Lunch to follow at noon

Speaker: Ryan Moe, StoneX
Topic: Grain Marketing in 2024: "Comfortably Numb"

Ryan Moe is a Regional Director for StoneX (formerly known as FCStone), an institutional-grade financial services network that connects companies, organizations, traders and investors to global markets. Ryan oversees a team of seasoned trading professionals that is expanding into segments and geographies that are under-represented. 

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