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Financial and Risk Management Seminar (FARMS)
Manager, Education and Research at Commodity & Ingredient Hedging
As a manager on the education and research team, Mike helps agriculture industry participants gain a better understanding of marginal management concepts and strategies. In targeted private and public seminars, he teaches the mechanics of the futures and options industry, translating complex ideas and formulas into simple language. He also contributes to CIH publications focused on risk management for agriculture producers and buyers. He is responsible for creating several studies that help hedgers understand the dynamics of constantly changing market information.
Mike follows a strong family tradition of working in the financial industry. His father was a Treasury bond trader on the CBOT trading floor, and his grandfather and great grandfather were stockbrokers during the 1920s into the 1970s. Prior to joining CIH in 2010, Mike spent six years as a broker supporting hedgers and speculators. He studied computer engineering at Purdue University and holds his Series 3 (National Commodities Futures Examination) license. Mike, his wife, and son live in the Chicago suburbs and enjoy spending time outdoors, playing golf and going to Chicago Cubs baseball games.
Oct 15, 2021 – Business Insights
Keep Your Breakeven Current
Identifying how seasonal factors impact your breakeven can help ensure your operation’s profitability.
Mar 17, 2023 – Business Insights
Bulletproof Your Balance Sheet
Think liquidity and asset utilization during times of reduced margins
Jan 19, 2023 – Business Insights
When is a Lender More Than a Lender?
Any lender can give you money, but a strong value-added relationship needs substantive two-way communications. Do your part by asking meaningful questions.
* Loans and leases are subject to credit approval. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Farm Credit Mid-America is an equal opportunity lender.
‡ Farm Credit Mid-America is an equal opportunity provider.
Farm Credit Mid-America territory includes Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee. Arkansas includes Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Desha (northeast of the White River), Greene, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, and St. Francis counties. Missouri includes Carter, Ripley and Wayne counties. Kentucky excludes Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall and McCracken counties. Ohio excludes Crawford, Hancock, Lucas, Marion, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties. We serve all counties in Indiana and Tennessee.