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As a Senior Merchandiser, I manage the purchasing of over 35 million bushels of corn annually. I work directly with farmers and elevators to originate corn from northeast Iowa. I analyze cash markets daily and work with farmers to determine what contracts work best for their operation. I also work closely with our operations leadership team to forecast inventory needs, truck and rail logistics and evaluating long-term business strategy.
The things I enjoy the most are daily challenge and change. Volatility in the commodity markets continues to challenge the timing of when I make purchases or when I should be liquidating positions. Trying to help farmers connect how corn prices can impact their farming operation is always changing. I really enjoy spending time working with farmers and learning about different operations. Having the opportunity to build the trust of new customers has been very fulfilling for me!
Favorite ISU Class
Swine 425 or AGEDS 450