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Ag Processing, Inc.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Chris Schaffer
Vice President, Exports

Ag Processing Inc (AGP®) is a cooperatively-owned agribusiness engaged in procuring, processing, marketing, and transporting of oilseeds, grains, and related products.

Agniel Commodities, LLC

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Lucian Agniel
President

Established in 2005, Agniel Commodities is a full service cash brokerage providing sourcing and sales expertise in grains, oilseeds, cereal feed ingredients and marine proteins and oils. The products/services they provide include originating grains, oilseeds and processed products for food and feed consumers worldwide from growers and exporters in every major agricultural origin market.

Al Dahra ACX

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Member Class Exporter Class 
Diaa Ghaly
Managing Director - Feed & Nutrition

At ACX, our goal is to present a comprehensive solution that will help out customers to enhance performance and increase their profitability. An important part of that is offering quality feed ingredients and raw materials at competitive prices.

Alabama Soybean Producers

Monday, September 21, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Carla Hornady
Director

The Alabama Farmers Federation Soybean Division is composed of farmers throughout the state who produce soybeans as part or all of their livelihoods. The Soybean Division represents farmers on a national, state and local level and has county committees in 28 counties in Alabama.

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
David Ragan
Trading Manager- Export Soybeans

The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is an American global food-processing and commodities-trading corporation, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The company operates more than 270 plants and 420 crop procurement facilities worldwide, where cereal grains and oilseeds are processed into products used in food, beverage, nutraceutical, industrial, and animal feed markets worldwide. Their products and services include oils and meal from soybeans and other seeds, oilseed processing and agricultural services.

Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Member Class Allied Class 
Matt King
Director of Marketing Information and Economics

The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board consists of soybean producers nominated by various producer organizations within Arkansas and appointed by the governor.  This board, with a goal of improving the sustainability and profitability of the soybean industry in Arkansas, is responsible for distributing funds from the checkoff.

Bayer Crop Science

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Member Class Exporter Class 
Scott Kohne
Head of Market Acceptance, North America

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.

Bluegrass Farms of Ohio

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
David Martin
President

Bluegrass Farms of Ohio focuses on producing and processing identity preserved specialty soybeans for use in tofu, soymilk and other premier food products.

Brushvale Soy Products, LLC

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Paul Holmen
Marketing Manager

Brushvale Soy Products, LLC, a family owned business, was established in 1980 for the production, processing, packaging and export of identity-preserved food grade crops that are shipped in bulk or bags. The owners of Brushvale Soy Products, LLC are third generation farmers in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota and produce most of the non-GMO clear hilum soybeans that they process. Brushvale specializes in soybeans used for natto, tofu, miso, soymilk, soy sauce, and other soy food products.

Bunge North America

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Diego Rasteletti
Vice President, Commercial Manager

Bunge is a leading agribusiness and food company with integrated operations that circle the globe. Bunge connects the farm to the retail shelf through its oilseed and grain origination, oilseed crushing, oil refining and bottling, and milling. They provide commodity, identity preserved and non-GMO soybeans and commodity soybean meal. The company’s shipping capabilities include bulk vessel & containers.

Cargill

Monday, February 22, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
Meredith Kulhmann

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world.

Ceres Commodities LLC

Monday, February 22, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
Larry Bradley
Merchant

Containerized food and feed grade soybean exports

CHS Inc.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
Scott Erdal
Commercial Manager

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the U.S. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping out owners grow their businesses through our domestic and global operations. CHS is a Fortune 100 company with a board of directors consisting of farmers and ranchers.

Citizens L.L.C.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Member Class Exporter Class 
Bruce Wymer
VP, Food Grade Soybeans

Citizens supplies all crop inputs and has three crop advisors on staff. Citizens has their own truck fleet including chassis to haul overseas containers to the container yards. Equipped with five locations, their Charlotte location handles 100% non-GMO soybeans; from this location Citizens stores, processes, packages and ships the non-GM products globally.

Clarkson Grain Company, Inc.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Jim Traub
Specialty Grain Merchant

Based in Cerro Gordo, Illinois, Clarkson Grain Company, Inc. is a licensed grain dealer and warehouseman We own and operate facilities needed to store, segregate, clean, condition, handle and deliver high-quality corn and soybeans since 1974. Clarkson Grain Company provides Specialty Crops- both Non-GMO and Organic Oilseeds and Grains.

CME Group

Friday, March 11, 2016
Member Class Allied Class 
Susan Sutherland
Sr. Director, Ag & Alt Investment Products

Provides contracts to hedge price risk.

CoBank

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Karen Lowe
SVP & Manager, Agricultural Export Finance Division

CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving agribusinesses and other vital industries across rural America. Outside the U.S., they provide financing to support the export of U.S. agricultural products to markets around the globe.

Commercial Lynks

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Amer Mahdi Buhari

Commercial Lynks, Inc. (CLI) is an International Trading Company that specializes in exporting North American Agricultural Commodities and Consolidated Food Products to their customers worldwide. As an export house, they source commodities, arrange Inland Transportation and Ocean/Air freight and deliver the products to their customers in a manner most efficient with respect to price, time and service. They specialize in containerized and bulk shipments to all major destinations.

Commodity and Ingredient Hedging LLC

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Michael Shawver
Vice President of New Business Development

Established in 1999, Commodity & Ingredient Hedging, LLC (CIH) provides customized agricultural price management consulting services and educational programs to commercial firms and industry associations. CIH clients are primarily agricultural hedgers including crushing, trading, milling, food, feed and livestock firms. CIH offers a full array of services to meet various clients’ needs such as: Risk Assessment, Advanced Hedge Design and Maintenance, Hedge Policy Development, Internal Reporting Procedures, Profit Margin Management, OTC Consulting, and Education and Training. CIH prides itself on the ability to work one-on-one with clients, allowing them to gain greater expertise and confidence in managing price risk and controlling margins.

Consolidated Grain and Barge Co.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Pat Ries
Director, Container Division

From America’s great heartland, CGB originates and markets grain and oilseeds for the export and domestic channels. CGB has an extensive network of over 100 grain elevators and terminals which utilize various modes of transportation. Our focus is on providing quality service and products for farmers and dealers as well as our end use customers. Because of this focus, we value close relationships with our customers for food and feed in the US and around the world.

Dow AgroSciences

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Member Class Exporter Class 
Matt Rekeweg
U.S. Industry Relations Leader

Dow AgroSciences discovers, develops, and brings to market crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions for the growing world. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. Learn more at www.dowagro.com. Follow Dow AgroSciences on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

DuPont – Pioneer Hi-Bred

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Randy Wanke
Senior Industry Relations Manager

DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, agronomic support, and services to farmers. Innovative and customer-focused, Pioneer seeks to increase farmer productivity and profitability, and to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere.

ED&F Man

Friday, March 11, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
Bryce Olson
Country Manager

ED&F Man established in 1783, Grains Division opened in 2015. Products include Soybeans, Wheat, Maize, Barley, DDGS, SBM, Canola and much more.

Enerfo USA, Inc.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Jeremy Frandson
Director

Based in Omaha, NE, Enerfo USA, Inc was founded to source for quality grain and grain products produced in North America. We are deeply committed to forging synergistic commercial alliances with local and international producers and consumers of agricultural commodities. With our extensive participation and established relationships in the region, we seek to become the preferred trading partner of our suppliers and clients. Enerfo USA, Inc seeks to add value to our partners’ supply chain management by leveraging on its strong market knowledge, logistics expertise, and risk management skills, catering to their worldwide demand for products such as corn, soybeans, wheat, soybean meal, and DDGS.

Fornazor International, Inc.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
John Fornazor, Jr.
Senior Trader

Freepoint Commodities

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Nan Swan
Vice President

Gavilon Group LLC

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Randy Ritchie
Director, International Grain Marketing

Gavilon provides physical distribution, merchandising and trading across basic inputs and outputs, including grains, feed ingredients, and fertilizer. Gavilon also helps its customers successfully manage risk and optimize margins across the entire spectrum of agricultural.

Global Processing, Inc.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
David Wilcox

Grain Millers Inc.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Roger Mortenson
Vice President, Specialty Products

Since 1993 Grain Millers Specialty Products has been a leading U.S. Supplier of Non-GMO and Certified Organic Food Grade Soybeans. Our soybean processing facility is located in St. Peter, Minnesota, the heart of the best food soybean production area in the Midwest U.S. This facility is BRC Certified to Global Food Safety Initiative Standards and operates under the highest standards of food safety and sanitation. We produce our soybeans under direct farmer contract with strict identity preservation standards and requirements. This strict Identity Preservation is maintained from the field to the final delivery to our customers.

Hamlet Protein, Inc.

Monday, May 9, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
Mark Newcomb

Huron Commodities Inc. USA

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Rob Prather
Merchant

Huron Commodities Inc. USA has been in the supply of Food Grade soybeans and first quality feed grains for 25 years. They specialize in non-GMO and identity preserved soybeans for Food Production, Feed Grains and Grasses.

Illinois Soybean Association

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Craig Ratajczyk
Chief Executive Officer

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents more than 45,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace.

Indiana Soybean Alliance

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Jane Ade Stevens
CEO

The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) is a statewide organization that serves Indiana soybean farmers. ISA is recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB), as defined in the Soybean Promotion & Research Act (SPARC – soybean checkoff program), for the state of Indiana to manage the Indiana soybean checkoff program. The Indiana Soybean Alliance proactively works to improve the viability of Indiana soybean farmers and industry partners.

Inland Empire Milling Co., Ltd.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
David Schauble
Vice President

Inland Empire Milling Co., Inc. (IEMC), a family owned and operated business founded in 1919 by Ernest Schauble. Now it it’s 5 generation of Schauble ownership and management, IEMC is geographically positioned in key U.S. farming regions. Headquartered in Washington State, with our International Sales and Marketing office located in Chicago, Illinois, IEMC has nearly a century of experience in filling the needs of local farmers while meeting the needs of international buyers throughout the globe. IEMC can truly deliver U.S. commodities directly from the farm to customers anywhere in the world. The primary commodities we handle and export are Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Corn, Dried Distiller’s Grain w/Solubles (DDGS), Wheat, Barley, and Whole Green Peas. We specialize in containerized shipments. We load containers directly at our facilities and also through a network of suppliers scattered throughout the United States.

Insta-Pro International

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Tori Sorensen
Marketing Coordinator

Insta-Pro International works closely with processors to examine challenges and develop chemical free processing solutions for producing protein that can be used in livestock feed, vegetable oils, soy food ingredients, pet food and fish feed. The Insta-Pro Intl method uses an exclusive process with advantages in the following: nutritional quality, digestibility, omproved flavor, longer shelf life. Additional Support includes: quick response to customer needs, nutritional advice, engineering advice, connectivity to raw ingredient suppliers, business partners and consumers. As a result, Insta-Pro Intl’s leadership in mechanical reliability and nutritional excellence has earned us a top reputation in the industry.

International Feed

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Derek Michalski
Senior Merchandiser

International Feed is a Minnesota based trading company with focus on exports of containeraized feed ingredients, grains and oilseeds and animal proteins to the global marketplace. International Feed operates own container transloading, logistics and distribution business.

International Grains Program Institute

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Dr. Carlos Campabadal
Instructor/IGP Outreach Specialist

The IGP Institute serves Kansas and U.S. commodity organizations through its global education center housed in the Grain Science Complex on the campus of Kansas State University. This complex is home to the International Grains Program Conference Center, Hal Ross Flour Mill, O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center and the Bio-processing and Industrial Value Added Products Innovation Center. The mission of the International Grains Program is to offer innovative technical programs to enhance the market preference, consumption and utilization of U.S. cereal grains, oilseeds and their value-added products for the global grain industry.

Interstate Commodities, Inc.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
Jeremy Frandson
Senior Trader

Global grain, feed ingredient and by-product merchandising.

INTL FCStone

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Rodrigo Martinez
Risk Management Consultant

INTL FCStone serves the under-served small and mid-size clients seeking insights and guidance, and larger institutions seeking access to specialty markets. Whether the client is managing risk or investing for gain, INTL FCStone will always help them benefit from their exposure to financial markets. INTL FCStone provides Interest Rate Hedging and Market Information, along with Commodity Hedging.

IOM Grain LLC

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Ramon Loucks
President

IOM Grain opened its doors in 2003, and the location is no accident. The fact that many growers in the area have raised seed soybeans lends to the idea that a very high quality food grade grain facility could be supplied by growers that understand “Best Management Practices” and “Identity Preservation.” IOM Grain is certified by A.I.B. for cleanliness and food safety practices, receiving superior ratings from past inspections. IOM Grain employs the latest technology available in our industry to efficiently create the highest quality grain possible. The infra red technology used in our plant is recognized as the gold standard for food safety. This system examines every seed for imperfections while processing up to 35,000 pounds of grain per hour. IOM Grain currently processes 9 different grain varieties that are packaged and shipped according to customer specifications.

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
David Miller
Director of Research and Commodity Services

Just like the diverse group that founded Iowa Farm Bureau in 1918, today’s members come from all walks of life and easily find common ground in values like family, productivity and quality of life. Whether you farm or not, our work touches you in some way. Through local and state initiatives, Iowa Farm Bureau promotes youth development and education, rural community renewal, health and wellness initiatives, the environment, Iowa’s famous work ethic and many charitable causes.

Iowa Soybean Association

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Karen Long
Project Coordinator

The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) develops policies and programs that help farmers expand profit opportunities while promoting environmentally sensitive production using the soybean checkoff and other resources. The Association is governed by an elected board of 21 volunteer farmers and serves more than 11,000 members throughout the state.

J&J Corporation (DBA: Soyko International Inc.)

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Melissa Cohen

J&J Corporation (DBA: Soyko International Inc.) in Gary began processing and marketing seeds in 1986. The Marketing & sales of wide-ranging specialty Identity Preserved Commodities for customers worldwide. Products comprise of food quality non-GMO, Organic Soybeans, Tofu type soybeans and especially sprout soybean supplies a full line of Identity Preserved food. Facility also certified to utilizing such as Certified Organic and conventional non-GMO: dry beans, grains, seeds, soybeans.

James Farrell & Co.

Monday, February 22, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
Katie Quinn
Technical Sales Director

Soy Flour, Soy Flakes and Soy Grits

JB Global

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Jeff Pricco
President

JB Global is a privately held, family owned company formed in 2005 which sources and contracts production of food grade Non-GMO soybeans in the Midwest USA. JB

Kansas Soybean Commission

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Kenlon Johannes

The Kansas Soybean Commission (KSC) is a farmer-driven organization dedicated to improving profitability, increasing demand and building a strong future for all Kansas soybean farmers. KSC consists of nine farmers elected to serve the needs and interests of Kansas soybean farmers. Those commissioners oversee the investment of 50 percent of Kansas’ checkoff dollars. (The other 50 percent goes to the United Soybean Board.) The farmer-leaders are elected to serve their geographic regions through a process conducted by the Kansas Department of Agriculture. KSC primarily focuses on soybean research, marketing and education to support the profit opportunities for Kansas soybean farmers and the soybean industry.

Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Debbie Ellis
Executive Director

The Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board invests soybean checkoff dollars in research and market development to create opportunities for increased profitability for Kentucky’s more than 7,000 soybean farmers.

KG Agri Products, Inc.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Joe Hanusik

KG Agri Products, Inc. provides non-GMO, organic, and identity preserved soybeans and processed soybeans such as tofu, soymilk, natto, flour, and soynuts.

Knewtson Soy Products LLP

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Wayne Knewtson
President

Knewtson Soy Products is a family farm and soybean seed company located in southern Minnesota, USA. Knewtson has been producing soybeans for seed since 1951 and for food since 1974. They provide soybeans for food and feed markets, and ship directly from their farm to their customers via containers.

Landus Cooperative

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Roger Fray
Executive Vice President, Grain

Landus CooperativeTM is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative, headquartered in Ames, Iowa that has a global reach and a local touch with more than 725 full-time employees at locations in more than 70 communities in Iowa and Minnesota and approximately 7,000 member-owners

 

Landus Cooperative is one of North America’s largest grain storage companies and has shuttle-loading access on all seven, major Iowa rail lines. The diversified farmer-owned cooperative offers precision agronomy services with more than 50 agronomists on staff; a proprietary, member-owned brand of soybeans;  expert grain marketing services; as well as corn and soybean processing including a facility in Ralston, Iowa which manufacturers SoyPlus®, a high bypass protein soybean meal for dairy herds across the globe.

Lansing Trade Group, LLC

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Lucas Blaustein

Lansing was founded in 1931 in Lansing, MI as a grain merchandising company designed to serve both grain elevators and grain processors. Since then, Lansing has evolved into an international merchandising and transportation network with a variety of U.S. and international offices. Our container export office works directly with farmers and grain elevators to source and load containers with soybeans as well as with freight brokers and steam ship lines to provide excellent execution for our end users.

Liberty Feed and Bean Meal

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Member Class Exporter Class 
Nathan Shutt
Owner

We produce non-GMO and organic express soybean meal. We also produce non-GMO and organic soybean oil. We can tailor load products in bulk or in supper ploy bags. Oil can be shipped in either tanker (semi) or toats. We also sell non-GMO soybean, corn and wheat.

Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Kathy Maurer

The Michigan Soybean Promotion Board is a farmer-driven organization that manages checkoff resources to increase return on investment for Michigan soybean farmers while enhancing sustainable soybean production.

Midwest Ag Enterprises

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Jim Moline
President

Midwest Ag Enterprises Inc is a supplier of high quality feed additives and proprietary added value Soy proteins for the animal and aqua feed industry. Midwest Ag Enterprises was formed in 2002. In 2008 the company began vertically integrating into the value added protein business with the purchase of Protein Resources in West Bend, IA.

Midwest Shippers Association

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Bruce Abbe

The Midwest Shippers Association (MSA) is a regional trade association cooperative that serves to promote marketing, and facilitate shipping and delivery of Specialty Grains to consumers and the food industry worldwide. Originally established through a grant from the Minnesota Legislature, the Midwest Shippers Association now serves the region of the United States made up of the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Monday, February 22, 2016
Member Class Allied Class 
Jeffrey Phillips
International Trade Manager

Connecting Minnesota suppliers of commodities and value-added food products to buyers from around the world.

Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Tom Slunecka
CEO

The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council oversees the investment of soybean checkoff dollars on behalf of the state’s soybean farmers. The council is governed by the rules of a federally mandated checkoff program that requires all soybean producers to pay a fee on the soybeans they sell. Funds are used to promote, educate and develop market opportunities for soybeans.

Mirasco Inc.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Monica Polo
Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator

Mirasco, Inc. provides high protein soybean meal and other specialty ingredients. They pride themselves in partnership relations with their selected producers and strong and long term relations with their customers. Mirasco sources products from the USA as well as different global locations. They are flexible and responsive to ensure top customer service and satisfaction.

Missouri Department of Agriculture

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Member Class Allied Class 
Casey Chasteen

Missouri Department of Agriculture is focused on promoting and building Missouri agriculture through domestic and international tradeshows and trade missions, marketing programs that provide funding to Missouri producers and being knowledgeable about markets and trade regulations.

Missouri Merchandising Council

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Tony Stafford
Director of Business Development and New Markets

The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) is a farmer-run organization dedicated to improving the profitability of the Missouri soybean farmer through a combination of marketing, research and commercialization programs.

Monsanto

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Melinda Whittle

Monsanto (NYSE: MON) is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. Monsanto produces seeds for soybeans that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. At Monsanto they work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, they collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

National Oilseed Processors Association

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Tom Hammer
President

National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) is a Trade Association for U.S. Oilseed Processors. NOPA represents companies regularly engaged within the Continental limits of the United States in the actual processing of Oilseeds for Meal and Oil using a solvent extraction process that are members of this Association.

Natural Products Inc.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Paul Lang

Natural Products, Inc provides whole soy ingredients to the food industry. Customers use whole soy ingredients for soymilk, tofu and bakery applications. All products start with either non-GMO or certified Organic soybeans. Egg replacers and milk replacing ingredients for bakery applications are also available. Currently NPI sells products to over 20 export markets.

Nebraska Soybean Board

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Victor Bohuslavsky
Executive Director

The nine farmer-directors of the Nebraska Soybean Board oversee the investments of Nebraska soybean checkoff funds to maximize profit opportunities for all 22,000 Nebraska soybean farmers. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

Neco Seed Farms Inc

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Member Class Exporter Class 
Mike Cook
CEO

NeCo is a company that provides a top quality food-grade soybean product with added value and service to our customers through variety testing and selection, IP Handling, state of the art processing, research, and finally arranging for shipment to arrive to meet customer’s needs. Once we have the customer’s needs , we are able to select and provide the needed product through our network of growers and locations.

New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Julia Robbins
Executive Director

The New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association is a grassroots organization representing corn and soybean producers’ interests. The Association works to develop and expand markets, educate members, and enhance public policy for corn and soybean growers in the Empire State. The Association sponsors research on corn and soybean production, utilization, and marketing; and hosts educational programs on management, production, and marketing. The Association is also a Qualified State Soybean Board and administers New York’s soybean checkoff.

North Carolina Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services Marketing Division

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Peter Thornton
Assistant Director, International Trade

The NCDA International Trade Office helps bridge the gap between international buyers and North Carolina suppliers of agricultural commodities, value-added foods and forest products.

North Carolina Soybean Producers Association

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Taylor Fish
Office Manager

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is the research, promotion, and advocacy organization serving the interest of North Carolina’s soybean producers and their families. For North Carolina soybean producers, the association is putting the checkoff to work for you through: research, market development and communications. They also make voices heard through Soybean Policy Initiatives. The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association represents approximately 8,500 soy growers in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

North Dakota Soybean Council

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Diana Beitelspacher
CEO

The North Dakota Soybean Council invests checkoff dollars paid by more than 8,000 soybean producers to increase demand and yields, expand overseas markets, strengthen our transportation infrastructure, provide valuable producer education and increase consumer awareness about our industry.

Northern Crops Institute

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Mark Weber
Director

NCI supports regional agriculture and value-added processing by conducting educational and technical programs that expand and maintain domestic and international markets for northern-grown crops.

Northwest Grains International, LLC

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Jon Miller
Director, Export Division

Northwest Grains International is a full service supplier of US Agricultural Ingredients (including Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Distillers Dried Grains, Corn, Milk and Whey Powders, and Animal Bi Products) via containers to export destinations. We control all elements of the supply chain to give our customers the best service–i.e. origination, truck and rail logistics, transloading, documentation, and ocean freight with Ocean Carrier direct contracts and an in house NVOCC.

Ohio Soybean Council

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Kirk Merritt
Executive Director

The Ohio Soybean Council invests the Ohio soybean checkoff in marketing, research and education to the benefit of Ohio’s soybean farmers.

Owensboro Grain Company

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
John Wright
Executive Vice President Planning & Development

Owensboro Grain operates a solvent extraction soybean processing plant and is also an integrated crusher, refiner and biodiesel producer and refined glycerin. Unlike other soybean processors Owensboro does not market commodity soybean meal but instead has developed a value added branded soybean meal, SoyMax. SoyMax has higher digestibility and amino acid profile than commodity soybean meals. Owensboro Grain also manufactures lecithin as well.

Pennsylvania Soybean Board

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Jennifer Reed-Harry
Executive Director

The Pennsylvania Soybean Board (PSB) consists of a farmer-driven board responsible for managing Pennsylvania’s share of funds received from the national soy checkoff program. The soy checkoff helps ensure a strong and profitable future for soybean farmers. Through the checkoff, each farmer contributes one-half of 1 percent of the price of each bushel, which elevators and processors collect at the first point of sale. The checkoff uses the funds for activities to improve the profit potential for all U.S. soybean farmers. PSB primarily focuses on soybean research, marketing and education to support the profitability of Pennsylvania soybean farmers and the soy industry.

Perdue Agri Business, Grains and Oilseed Division LLC

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
John Cassidy
Vice President International

Perdue AgriBusiness provides agricultural products and services to feed, food, fertilizer and biofuels industries around the world. We maintain storage capacity along the East Coast of the U.S. and operate a soybean crush and grain export terminal at Chesapeake, Virginia.

R. J. O’Brien

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Bell Chen
Vice President

R.J. O’Brien & Associates LLC is the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States. They provide full-service risk-management solutions to producers and end-users of agricultural, livestock, base metal, softs and energy products.

Richland IFC, Inc.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Rick Brandenburger

Richland IFC is a specialty crop company whose primary focus is international and domestic soybean food crops. Richland’s product lineup is offered in both non-GMO and organic production.

Rogers Grain, Inc.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
Brent Rogers
President

Rogers Grain, located in Western Ohio, is a business focused on quality assurance and customer satisfaction. The company conditions, cleans and supplies IP, non GMO soybeans and specialty grains for both domestic and international use.

SB & B Food, Inc

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Bob Sinner
President

SB&B Foods, Inc. provides identity preserved food grade non-gmo soybeans. They have 25 years of experience exporting and working directly with global food manufacturers.

Schillinger Genetics

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Corey Nikkel
Vice President of Marketing

Schillinger Genetics, Inc is dedicated in helping farmers, feed and food companies, and consumer realize benefits and value from our novel products. We are dedicated in providing all sectors throughout the entire chain a better alternative than the typical commodity markets by improving the bottom line, nutritional benefits, or substitution of a more expensive or limited resource products.

Schwartz Farms

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Member Class Exporter Class 
Dan Schwartz

Schwartz Farms was founded by Thomas Schwartz Sr. in 1956 as a dairy and 200 acres of grain farm. Tom Sr. and his two sons, Tom Jr. and Dan, eventually sold the dairy cows in 1979 and became an all grain farm. At that time, Tom Sr. and his sons farmed approximately six hundred acres. Then in 1989, Schwartz Farms was formed as a general partnership between Tom Sr. and his two sons, Tom Jr. and Dan, farming roughly 1,500 acres at that point. Since the passing of Tom Sr. in 1995, Dan and Tom Jr. have expanded operations to approximately 3,500 acres of Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Oats, and Barley. Schwartz Farms is involved in the international foodgrade soybean industry since 1996. During this year, they began a Seed & Foodgrade Soybean business. This move has allowed Schwartz Farms to expand its operation without adding any additional growing crop acres through contracts with local growers. Annually, approximately 6,500 acres are contracted for foodgrade soybean production. Schwartz Farms sells these beans domestically and exports them to numerous East Asian countries, such as Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore and Korea. Also, Schwartz Farms sells wheat, barley, oats, foodgrade and Roundup Ready soybean seed domestically and in Canada.

SK Food International, Inc.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Tara Froemming
Marketing Coordinator

SK Food International, Inc. is a reputable import/export trading company and domestic bulk ingredient supplier. SK Food is a supplier of Premium Quality Ingredients including Identity Preserved: non-GMO and certified organic grains, seeds, soybeans, pulses, expeller oils and flours/flakes.

South Dakota Soybean Processors

Friday, March 11, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
Tim Boldt
Merchandiser

SDSP owns and operates a hexane solvent plant in Volga, SD as well as an extruder press plant in Miller, SD.   SDSP has been operating since 1996, producing high quality soybean products including meal, oil, and hulls.   SDSP has a refinery converting crude soybean oil into soybean salad oil.  SDSP offers specialty products including Non-GMO soybean meal and oil.  SDSP products are sold locally throughout the US and into the international marketplace.

South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Jeremy Freking
Executive Director

The seven farmer-directors of the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council oversee the investments of South Dakota soybean checkoff funds to maximize profit opportunities for all 13,000 South Dakota soybean farmers. South Dakota soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

SunOpta Grains and Food Group

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Kate Leavitt
Director, Soy Sales

SunOpta’s capabilities include contracting and purchasing non-GMO and organic products from growers, as well as sourcing high quality products internationally. SunOpta selects premium varieties for their superior food quality characteristics, agronomics and manufacturing attributes. SunOpta specializes in the sourcing, processing and packaging of identity preserved, non-GMO, organic and specialty foods. Their integration from seed through packaged products, supported by their global sourcing and supply chain development allows for the highest quality and value, which makes SunOpta unique in the natural foods industry.

Syngenta

Friday, March 11, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
Ryan Findley
Industry Relations Lead

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com.

T. Parker Host

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Finn Host
Executive Vice President

T. Parker Host, Inc. is a full service ship agency firm serving ship owners, charterers, operators, receivers, and brokers. We have offices covering all ports along the US East and Gulf Coasts. Their boarding staff has extensive experience in handling coal, grain, minerals, fertilizers, general cargo, project cargo, scrap, cement, livestock, tankers (oil and parcel), container lines, cruise lines and mega yachts.

Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Park Wells
Executive Director

The Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board (TSPB) is the Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB) for Tennessee producers in the national checkoff program. TSPB promotes the growth and development of the state’s soybean industry by investing checkoff funds in research, advertisement, promotion, education, and market development. The board membership is composed of nine soybean producers from across the state.

The Delong Company, Inc.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Brandon Bickham
Export Sales Manager

The Delong Co., Inc. is a 100 plus year old family owned and operated grain and feedstuff exporter. Delong specializes in containerized shipments to the far east and beyond. Delong provides soybean meal and soybeans for food and crushing.

The Russell Marine Group

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Bruce Davis

The Russell Marine Group was founded in 1965 and is based in the New Orleans area. RMG offers a single source for supervision, inspection, freight booking/forwarding, testing and logistical coordination.

The Scoular Company -Specialty

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Colby Eymann
Senior Business Unit Manager

The Scoular Company is a 120 year old employee owned agricultural company with over 80 grain handling assets throughout North America. Scoular is a top 5 exporter of agricultural products in containers, both bagged and bulk loaded. Scoular sells gmo soybeans and soybean meal as well as non-gmo and variety specific specialty soybeans.

Thionville Laboratories

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Paul Thionville

Thionville Surveying Co. Inc/Thionville Laboratories was established in 1961 to inspect, supervise, weigh, sample and analyze Agricultural commodities, including soybeans, in the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Canada and many ports in the world through agents. Thionville is recognized as superintendents and analysts for GAFTA, FOSFA as well as analyst for the AOCS.

US Commodities, LLC

Friday, April 15, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
Zack Gillis

GLOBAL GRAIN, FEED INGREDIENT, AND BY-PRODUCT MERCHANDISING.

US Nisshin Shokai

Monday, September 19, 2016
Member Class Exporter Class 
Saneyuki Hondo
Compliance Officer

US Nisshin Shokai is a USA-based trading company that specializes in sourcing food grade soy-ingredients from the U.S.A. Main products are Non GMO soybeans and soybean meal used for tofu, miso, natto, and soy sauce. We offer the dedicated service and attention to meet customer needs.

USA Trading, Division of RCG

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Member Class Allied Class 
Bob McKenna
Vice President

USA Trading was founded to service the needs of professional commodity and commodity options traders. Over the past 25 years it has expanded its customer base to include CTA’s, Introducing Brokers, Hedge Funds, as well as domestic and foreign commercial clients.

USA Trading prides itself on the personalized service our team provides to each unique customer.

USA Trading was founded in 1985 by Jake Morowitz catering to the Professional Floor Trader. USA Trading soon became known for clearing Options Traders and pioneered the use of its own dedicated floor network and Option Price Modeling software.

Today we continue the heritage of our early adopter and high touch past. As a Division of RCG, we now serve a large and diverse client base and have always maintained our commitment of service and dedication to the customer.

Wenger Manufacturing

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Doug Baldwin

Established in 1935, Wenger Manufacturing is the recognized world leader in the design and supply of extrusion processing systems for both animal feed and human food products, with capacities ranging from 1 to 20 MT/h.

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Allied Class 
Robert Karls
Executive Director

Established in 1983 as part of a Wisconsin-mandated checkoff, the WSMB works every day to maximize the profitability of Wisconsin soybean producers. The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board is a grassroots, farmer-led organization dedicated to building demand, creating new uses and focusing on disease research for Wisconsin soybeans. The Board is committed to statewide education and outreach programs to inform consumers about the benefits of soy. The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board represents 18,000 Wisconsin Soybean Farmers.

World Food Processing, LLC

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Member Class Exporter Class 
Jordan Atchison
Vice-President of Whole Grain Division

Breeding of Non-GMO and Organic Soybeans and isolate processing.

Zeeland Farm Services Inc.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Member Class Exporter Class 
Darwin Raider
International Sales Manager

Zeeland Farm Services (ZFS) has served the agricultural industry for over 60 years from Zeeland, Michigan. ZFS is a processor of commodity and non-GMO soybeans providing both commodity and non-GMO soybean meal and oil for the food and feed industries both domestically and for export internationally. With over 250 employees, ZFS continues to be a marketplace leader providing products and services to a worldwide agricultural community. ZFS works with leading land grant universities, seed companies and farmers in the US to make sure that ZFS is providing the highest quality, premium products to the world marketplace.