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Crop Insurance Agent/Grain Market Advisor

Bill Mayer

Bill has a BS degree in Ag Education from the University of Illinois. He grew up on a grain and livestock farm in east central Illinois. He has been working with agricultural producers and their marketing needs for over 25 years as a grain elevator manager, commodity broker and crop insurance agent. He enJoys putting on marketing seminars, as well as working with individual farmers to develop marketing strategies. He and his wife Peggy live in Savoy, IL.

Location:Champaign, IL

Crop Insurance Agent/Grain Market Advisor

Chris Corum

Chris joined SFM in October of 2006 and currently works with commodity brokerage and crop insurance in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Ohio. He spent 23 years in the agricultural industry after leaving college and prior to coming to SFM. 18 of those years were spent in the grain elevator industry. He worked for cooperative and private grain companies in the Central Illinois. Chris currently lives in Tuscola, Illinois.

Location:Champaign, IL

Crop Insurance Agent/Grain Market Advisor

Danny Pfoff

My wife, daughter and I reside in Mahomet, IL. I have been in the ag industry for 8 years, all with ADM in various roles across the Midwest. My focus and passion while working at ADM was working with producers and helping them with their marketing. Not many farmers get into farming because they love marketing, so it is gratifying for me to help on that side of the business. I offer brokerage services, crop insurance policies, and individual marketing services.

Location:Champaign, IL

Crop Insurance Agent/Grain Market Advisor

Dave Chatterton

As a member of both the Strategic Farm Marketing (Crop Insurance) & Strategic Farm Futures (Futures & Options Brokerage, Marketing) teams, Dave brings over 25-years of commodity trading and price risk management experience to table each day for the firm’s clients.

He authors the SFM/SFF Daily Market Texts & Weekly Marketing Letter, as well as heading up the firm’s Futures & Options trading desk, and assist’s producers in all areas of grain & livestock production risk – inclusive of crop insurance, cash marketing and hedging/investing in the futures market.

Prior to joining SFM/SFF, past stops along the way included 16-years at the Powerline Group (a commodity brokerage platform which he founded/operated), 7-years with INTL FCStone as a  commercial broker/group manager in the grain & energy divisions, and 5-years at Bunge Corporation (commercial grain/merchandising divisions). Never shy on an opinion and always up to date on the latest market trends, don’t hesitate to contact Dave with questions big or small!

Location:Champaign, IL

President

Dave Janson

Dave, the President of the company, is a licensed commodity broker, crop insurance agent and grain marketing specialist. Dave was a senior merchant for Cargill. During his tenure he worked at a barge loading facility, an export and soybean processing plant, a terminal elevator and CBOT delivery warehouse, and the Cargill headquarters in Minnetonka, MN. Dave grew up on a dairy farm in Minnesota and has an Agricultural Education degree with a minor in Ag Economics from the University of Minnesota.

Location:Champaign, IL

Crop Insurance Agent

Dean Howarter

Dean has been with the company since February 1986. Born and raised on a farm in Kansas, Dean has been working in agriculture since 1953. Dean is a livestock expert, a strong student of the grain markets, and a licensed crop insurance agent. Dean and his wife Linda live in Monticello.

Location:Monticello, IL

Crop Insurance Agent

Don Wright

Don joined the company in 2005 and is a licensed crop insurance agent in KY & TN. He grew up near Jacksonville, IL area and moved to the Russellville, KY area in 1972 where he has farmed for 33 years. Don retired from farming in 2005. Since the mid 80’s, Don has used crop insurance as part of his risk management program. Don is married to his wife Joyce and has two children John and Jason.

Location:Russellville, KY

Crop Insurance Agent

Doug Kiddoo

Doug has been farming for 19 years with his Dad in Mercer County, IL. Doug has the advantage of “hands on” experience with crop insurance. He has used a variety of crop insurance products coupled with Strategic Farm Marketing methods to successfully maintain a profitable operation. Doug’s extensive knowledge of the products comes from direct experience as well as study. He has the ability to “teach” the concepts of crop insurance in the “farmer’s language.”

Location:Joy, IL

Crop Insurance Agent/Grain Market Advisor

Ed Dunn

Ed joined SFM in March 1999 and does commodity brokerage and crop insurance. He spent five years with Lauhoff Grain Company in Danville, IL as a grain merchandiser and managed the corn hedging desk. Ed was also a commodity broker for Lakes Trading Group in Indianapolis, IN and managed the feedmill division. He earned an Ag Economics degree from the University of Illinois. Ed, his wife Tonya and two children, Stephen and Ella, live in St. Joseph.

Location:Champaign, IL

Crop Insurance Agent

Emily Johnson

Emily grew up on her family’s corn, soybeans and steer farm. She is a 2015 graduate of University of Wisconsin – Whitewater with a BBA in Finance and an Emphasis in Real Estate. She interned with Union Bank & Trust Company in 2014, continued as the crop insurance assistant and has now been a Crop Insurance Agent since 2016. She is excited that UB&T has joined forces with Strategic Farm Marketing so that she can provide her customers with the most current risk management products and information. Emily enjoys spending time with her family and is still active on the farm.

Crop Insurance Agent

Eric Heyen

Location:Litchfield, IL

Crop Insurance Agent/Grain Market Advisor

Eric Kuhns

Originally from Arcola, IL he earned his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Consumer Economics from The University of Illinois. Eric started with Strategic as an intern, and joined full time in 2019, when he graduated from college. He is a licensed crop insurance agent, working with growers in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. The growers he works with currently consist of corn, soybeans and hay farmers. He currently lives in Arthur, IL.

Location:Champaign, IL

Crop Insurance Agent

Galen Janson

Galen joined the company in 2005 and is a licensed crop insurance agent and commodity broker. He and his wife, Anne, have 3 children.

Location:Pierz, MN

Crop Insurance Agent

Gary Asay

Gary was born and raised on the farm he farms near Geneseo, Illinois. He has an A.S. degree from Black Hawk College East Campus in Agriculture. He operates a grain and hog operation and is a licensed crop insurance agent.

Location:Geneseo, IL

Crop Insurance Agent

Greg Brucker

Greg joined Strategic Farm Marketing in 2004. He has a B.S. in Ag Business from IL State University. Greg was an agent with Country Companies Insurance for almost 10 years. He wrote all lines of insurance but specialized in Crop and Farm insurance. At Strategic, Greg focuses on Crop insurance. Greg, his wife Kristi, and three children reside in Sibley, IL and also operate a grain farm.

Location:Sibley, IL

Crop Insurance Agent

Heather Golz

Heather grew up on a small beef farm in Iowa before heading to the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. At Platteville she studied Animal Science and Agribusiness. In 2005, Heather graduated college and moved to Evansville, WI to start her career as a Crop Insurance Specialist. Heather is currently working with Union Bank & Trust Company and Strategic Farm Marketing providing producers with the most current risk management products and technology. Heather and her husband also own and operate a commercial Ag electrical company in Evansville.

Crop Insurance Agent

Janice Janson

Janice joined the company in 2005, a licensed crop insurance agent. Farming near Buckman, MN she and her husband operate a successful manure equipment rental business, and have a fresh market sweet corn business which delivers sweet corn daily to local stores.

Location:Pierz, MN.

Crop Insurance Agent

Jessica Sarbacker

Jessica has been a crop insurance agent since 2003. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a BS in Ag Business Management. She currently services as the Crop Insurance Manager at Union Bank & Trust Company. UB&T joined forces with SFM in 2017, to provide superior crop insurance options and knowledge to farmers across Southern Wisconsin. Jessica also farms with her husband and parents near Whitewater, WI where they grow corn, soybeans and have a small herd of elite Holstein cattle.

Crop Insurance Agent

Keith Janson

Keith is a licensed commodity futures broker, crop and dairy insurance agent.  He has been with the company since 2005 after graduating from the University of Minnesota – Duluth with a degree in Management Information Systems. He also enjoys working on the family farm growing corn, soybeans and fresh market sweetcorn. Keith and his wife live outside of Buckman, MN with their two kids.

Location:Hillman, MN

Kevin Duffle

Crop Insurance Agent

Kevin Duffle

Kevin has been customer of Strategic Farm Marketing since 1998. Impressed with SFM’s expertise in combining grain marketing with crop insurance, he joined SFM in 2006 to help farmers understand the nuances of crop insurance and get the best possible coverage. He attended the University of Illinois from 1979 to 1983 majoring in Agriculture Economics. Currently, he and his wife Debbie farm 900 acres in east central Illinois, east of Arcola and they have 4 children.

Location:Hillsboro, IL

Crop Insurance Agent

Mark Janson

Mark joined the company in 2004. Mark graduated from the University of Minnesota – Duluth with a degree in Organizational Management. He handles data entry for numerous agents throughout Strategic Farm Marketing. He is also involved in the research and development of various crop insurance decision making tools. Mark is a licensed crop insurance agent in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mark and his wife Steph live in St. Cloud, MN with their daughter Reese.

Location:St. Cloud, MN

Crop Insurance Agent

Mary Elleby

Location:Hayward, MN

Crop Insurance Agent

Micah Twedt

Location:Frost, MN

Crop Insurance Agent

Roger Janson

Roger joined the company in 2005, a licensed crop insurance agent. Farming near Buckman, MN he and his wife operate a successful manure equipment rental business, and have a fresh market sweet corn business which delivers sweet corn daily to local stores.

Location:Pierz, MN

Ross Retzlaff

Crop Insurance Agent

Ross Retzlaff

Crop Insurance Agent

Ryan Buchman

Ryan joined the company in 2003. He is a licensed crop insurance agent. Ryan farms with his dad. They have an outstanding cattle, grain, and straw operation. “I live in northwest ohio and farm with my brother and father. We raise corn,beans and wheat across 2100 acres along with baling straw for racehorses. I have been an agent in ohio for the last 16 years.”

Location:Pemberville, OH

Crop Insurance Agent/Grain Market Advisor

Steve Schilling

Steve has been with the company since August 2004 and is a licensed commodity broker and crop insurance agent. Steve graduated from the U of I with a B.S. in Agriculture and a M.S. in Animal Science. For 27 years he was one of the managers of Lake Fork Grain Company in Lake Fork, IL. He was responsible for all aspects of buying and marketing grain at the elevator. Steve and his wife Kathi live in Monticello.

Location:Champaign, IL

Crop Insurance Agent

Todd Habb

Todd joined the company in 2002. He farms with his dad in Fairbury & Strawn, IL and is a licensed crop insurance agent. Todd was formerly a crop insurance specialist for Farm Credit where he was one of their top agents. Todd has a tremendous knowledge of the crop insurance industry and has served his clients well over the years. He is a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in business administration.

Location:Bloomington, IL

Crop Insurance Agent/Grain Market Advisor

Tom Mann

Tom has been with the firm since 2001 and handles commodity brokerage and crop insurance. After returning from Viet Nam, he attended Eastern Illinois University for 3 years in a pre-pharmacy program. In 1974, Tom went to work for Tuscola Cooperative Grain as the bookkeeper and left in 1985 as the interim manager. He worked for Cargill, Inc to create a farm program for terminal level facilities and left in 2001 as manager of the Mattoon Terminal Elevator.

Location:Champaign, IL

Crop Insurance Agent

Tracy Skaar

Tracy joined the company in 2005 and is a licensed crop insurance agent. Tracy attended the University of Minnesota Technical College at Waseca, MN and then attended South Dakota State University studying Dairy Production. Tracy has been raising corn, soybeans and alfalfa for more than 17 years, as well as feeding cattle.

Location:Hayward, MN

Crop Insurance Agent/Grain Market Advisor

Vince Reineke

Originally from Nokomis, IL, he earned a B. S. in Agriculture from the University of Illinois in the year 2000. He and his wife, Heather currently reside in Tuscola, IL. Following college, Vince worked for Cargill, Inc. as a Management Trainee. He then moved on to manage a privately owned grain elevator in Jasper Co. Indiana. He joined the Strategic Farm Marketing team in August of 2002. He is a licensed commodity broker and crop insurance agent.

Location:Hillsboro, IL