Meet Our Team!

The Roach Ag Marketing family spans across 6 office locations and includes a diverse group ranging from Senior Advisors with decades of experience to recent college grads eager to learn the business. We are always looking for talented people who want to help farmers and become part of the important world of agriculture!

John Roach

Founder of Roach Ag Marketing, Ltd.

John Roach grew up on a grain and livestock farm in South Central Iowa. John’s career in grain marketing began with Lincoln Grain Company in 1973. In 1974 he moved to Farmer’s Grain and Livestock. He founded Roach Ag Marketing in 1978 at Perry, Iowa to better help farmers sell their grain and livestock.

Roach Ag Marketing is an independent consulting and full-service commodity brokerage company working with over 10,000 agri-business customers in 32 states and two foreign countries. Roach Ag has grown to include 6 office locations in 4 Corn Belt states with its corporate office in Boca Raton, Florida. John moved his corporate office to Boca Raton, Florida in January 2001 to live near the ocean and get an hour head start in the Eastern Time Zone.

In 2009, Roach Ag became a licensed crop insurance agency to better support farm risk management strategies. Roach Ag has provided producers with a plan to maximize revenue on the farm utilizing modern crop insurance products and the popular cash grain selling strategies developed in the Daily Grain Plan e-newsletter. Roach Ag has licensed crop insurance consultants selling government sponsored policies to all Midwestern states.

John writes and emails the Roach Ag Daily Grain Marketing Plan each morning to a growing list of farmers who are calling it the best commentary they read. In 1995, John was honored to be one of sixteen brokers featured in the book, “Master Brokers”, by John Walsh.

John Roach is best known, however, as the Senior Market Analyst for the nationally syndicated Public Broadcasting program Market to Market where he has appeared since 1978.

Boca Raton, FL

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Sam Lerner

Ag Consultant

Respectfully known as the New York Farmer, Sam Lerner is from Farmingdale Long Island, New York, formerly home to Farmingdale Agriculture University. For 30 years, he worked as a financial planner, working with Midwest department stores like Carson, Perry, Scott and Younker Brothers.

Following the events of September 11, 2001, he relocated his family to Florida and began his commodity career. He joined Roach Ag Marketing in 2004, leveraging his background in finance and planning. Sam holds a BA in Business from Columbia University.

Sam specializes in helping farmers with their cash grain sales and individual commodity marketing plans. He also leads grain marketing seminars across the Midwest. Sam is just a phone call away from helping you in any way he can.

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Joe Aiello

Ag Consultant

Joe Aiello grew up in Long Island, New York. After college in 1993, he began a 17 year successful broker career working on Wall Street with his main focus in hedging and risk management. Joe moved to Florida in 1997.

In early 2009, he joined forces with Roach Ag Marketing in the corporate office located in Boca Raton, Florida. By applying his hedging and risk management expertise to Roach Ag’s grain marketing plan and philosophy, Joe is able to work with John Roach in helping farmers maximize their bottom line profits.

He has been very successful in carefully guiding producers through their grain marketing responsibilities as a Roach Ag consultant, commodity broker and seminar leader.

Joe Aiello is extremely accessible anytime his customers need him, and is just a phone call away from helping in anyway.

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Catherine Tunney

Ag Consultant

Catherine Tunney was born and raised in London, England. She spent her childhood summers in a small Irish farming community doing chores on the family farm. Catherine learned, at an early age, the time a farmer must put in to succeed.

After high school, Catherine stayed in New York and graduated from St. John’s University. Prior to joining Roach Ag, she worked for many years as a commodity trader and account representative.

John is always looking for talent and saw in Catherine a hardworking commodity consultant who would fit in perfectly at Roach Ag.

Today, Catherine Tunney specializes in helping farmers with their cash grain sales, commodity marketing plans, and hedging. She works closely with John to recognize her customer’s individual farm situation needs and define which marketing strategy will help improve that customer’s bottom line profits. Catherine is just a phone call away from helping you in any way she can.

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Joe Lincoln

Ag Consultant

Joe was born and raised in Upland, IN. Growing up on a grain and livestock farm, Joe learned the value of a hard day’s work having spent most of his time working for his uncle’s farrow-to-finish hog and grain operation serving in numerous roles. Graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management, Joe was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity – a fraternity founded on the principals of service through agriculture.

During his time at Purdue Joe was also deeply involved in the College of Agriculture, serving as the College of Agriculture representative with the University Student-Senate and as a candidate for student body vice-president. Joe specializes in helping farmers with their cash grain sales and creating individual commodity marketing plans. He works closely with John Roach in recognizing his customer’s farming situation and defining which marketing strategy will help improve his customer’s bottom line profits for years to come.

Feel free to call Joe whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

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Tom Ferraro

Ag Consultant

Tom Ferraro was born and raised in Wallingford, a small town located in Connecticut. In 2001 his family moved to Boca Raton Florida where he currently resides. Upon completion of high school Tom had the opportunity to become a partner with his Father’s construction company. He worked there over 10 years, learning quickly the value of hard work and the importance of showing up every day.

His dedication to his company and his customers allowed him to build the necessary relationships that would help expand the business. When the financial crisis hit in 2008, Tom had to watch the company go through tough times. This time served to fuel his interest in the markets, as well as motivate him to gain better knowledge of how the markets work and the impact that they have on small businesses.

In 2015 he joined Roach Ag Marketing which combined his passion for the markets with the Roach Ag system allowing him to improve marketing confidence for growers one on one. He works closely with John Roach in recognizing his customer’s farming situation and defining which market strategy will help improve his customer’s bottom line.

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Jacob Kleinberg

Ag Consultant

Jacob Kleinberg grew up in a suburb just outside of New York City, where his father and grandfather worked as market analysts. He attended Florida Atlantic University, where he completed his Bachelors in Communications with a focus in professional communication, sales, and marketing. During this time, Jacob began an internship with Roach Ag and has learned many aspects of the grain markets including fundamentals, cash grain marketing and how to manage grain risk using our sell signals, key market indicators and cash selling strategies. We hired Jacob upon graduation where he is now dedicated to helping farmers implement the Roach Ag selling system in their marketing.

Feel free to call Jacob whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

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Josh Challand

Ag Consultant

Joshua Challand is a native Iowan – he grew up in Spencer, Iowa. Josh spent 10 years in the ethanol industry working his way up from operations into the commercial office as a grain merchandiser. Joshua joined the Roach Ag team to follow his passion for helping farmers make better marketing decisions. By leveraging his expertise in the cash grain markets with Roach Ag’s grain marketing plan and philosophy, he focuses on bringing the Roach Ag strategy to managing price risk while bringing an edge to cash merchandising.

With core beliefs of integrity and customer focus, Joshua’s goal is to help farmers reach their full marketing potential. He believes farmers benefit from his experience in cash trade gained from working in the ethanol industry.

Feel free to call Joshua whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing situation.

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Domenic Varricchio

Ag Consultant

Domenic was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and therefore is a die-hard Browns and Indians fan. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Domenic spent the last 6 ½ years trading grains and livestock in Garden City, KS. His specialization in cattle markets is a direct result of living in the heart of beef country.

Domenic joined the Roach Ag team to bring Roach Ag’s data-driven approach to hog and livestock marketing and hedging.

Whether you need one on one help with your grain or cattle marketing or just want to talk markets Domenic is always ready to help. He can be reached at 800-622-7628.

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Amanda Brill

Broker Assistant

Amanda is a rarity as she is one of the few Florida natives employed in our office. She was born and raised in Stuart, a small town on the east coast of Florida.

During middle school Amanda developed an interest in economics and the markets. This curiosity led to her being voted the Vice President of her school’s FFA (Future Farmers of America) program. Later she showed cattle in FFA during her high school years.

Currently, Amanda works as a Clerk with Domenic Varricchio helping Roach Ag develop their cattle and hog division.

Amanda graduated last fall earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Florida Atlantic University.

When she is not helping farmers, Amanda enjoys ranch sorting, kite boarding and spending time with her rescue animals.

Feel free to call Amanda with any questions or to discuss your farm marketing situation.

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Jonathan Grasso

Ag Market Associate

Jonathan originally hails from Buffalo, NY and was raised in Tampa, FL. He graduated from Florida State University in 2018 with a double major in finance, professional sales, and a minor in entrepreneurship.

Jonathan has been working with people in a sales-oriented environment since high school. His experience in working with farmers began during college at Boss Tools selling a revolutionary hoof trimming device, known as the “Hoof Boss.”

Jonathan became passionate about the Agricultural industry and is excited to be working with growers in production agriculture. He is dedicated to helping farmers learn the Roach Ag Marketing System. He helps growers formulate and implement written marketing plans and strategies to fit each client’s individual needs.

Feel free to call Jonathan whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

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Taylor Townsend

Ag Market Associate

Taylor is an Ag Market Associate at Roach Ag Marketing. Feel free to call Taylor whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

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Zac Harrold

Ag Market Associate

Zac was born and raised just a few miles from our headquarters in Boca Raton, FL. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Food and Resource Economics. Zac was Vice President of Finance of his Fraternity during his time at UF.

 

At a young age, Zac was influenced by his parent’s involvement in the financial markets and naturally developed an interest in finance. Later on, at UF he discovered his real passion for agriculture. Zac is demonstrating a natural ability to help farmers manage their cash grain sales and creates unique commodity marketing plans for his customers. He works closely with John Roach on marketing strategies to help improve customer’s profits. Give Zac a call whenever you have a question regarding your farm marketing.

 

Zac is just a phone call away from helping you in any way he can. Please feel free to call him at 800-622-7628.

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Aaron Edwards

Ag Market Consultant

Aaron just completed his master in Ag Econ from Purdue University. His area of research was basis forecasting and returns to storage. He was born in to a farming family in East Central Indiana, but grew up on a soybean farm in Mato Grosso, Brazil. He managed a farming and ranching operation for USA farmers in Northern Brazil for over 5 years. He enjoys learning about agriculture, playing the guitar and spending time with his wife and three kids.

Aaron is passionate about helping farming operations succeed. He can relate as a fellow farmer, but also as a knowledgeable and insightful source on Brazilian information.

Give him a call, he’ll be glad to talk to you about markets and farming in Brazil and the U.S. 800-622-7628.

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Wyatt Ellis

Ag Market Associate

Wyatt was born in Claremore, and was raised in Tulsa, OK. He developed an appreciation for farming as he grew up watching his grandfather tend to his own farm. Through these young experiences, Wyatt quickly learned the importance of making informed marketing decisions.

 

After growing up in a small town in Oklahoma, Wyatt later found himself attending Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida pursuing a degree in Finance. He is scheduled to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2020 and envisions a bright future as commodity broker.

 

He joined Roach Ag as an intern in October 2017 and was recently promoted to a Roach Ag Market Associate as a result of his hard work and dedication to mastering the Ag industry. Wyatt specializes in creating customized marketing plans and has found a passion for helping farmers make wise marketing decisions. He works closely with John Roach on marketing strategies to help improve customer’s profits.

 

Feel free to call Wyatt whenever you have a question to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

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Kelly Patrick

Business Dev.

Kelly Patrick was born and raised in Palatka, FL. She grew up in a small southern town surrounded by potato and corn farms. It's just one of the many reason she loves working with farmers now.

After high school, she worked in the hospitality industry for Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores as a restaurant manager. She then went on to work as an administrator in the construction industry. She learned many skills but the most important one is the value of helping others.

Kelly joined Roach Ag Marketing in 2009 and focuses on events, advisor support, renewals and customer service.

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Melanie Lynn

Customer Support

Melanie is a rare native Floridian but has a solid foundation in the farming world as her Father grew up on a farm in upstate Ohio. She spent summers there as a child appreciating the beauty of the farming community.

Melanie has a solid history in commodities as she worked full time supporting a large brokerage firm while attending school at night. Melanie successfully passed her Series 3 exam and later worked for a commodity firm that specialized and focused solely on crude oil/gas. Currently, Melanie focuses on account management, renewals and customer service support for Roach Ag. Marketing, Ltd. She works closely with John to assure customers are happy and have a positive experience.

Melanie has a love of helping others and is active in her local community assisting handicapped children and adults regularly and also coaches for the Special Olympics.

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Michelle Jackson

Vice President

Michelle originally hails from Millard, NE where she learned by experience how challenging life is on the farm having spent summers de-tasseling corn.

She has a reputation for professionalism, compassion, flexibility and the highest dedication that distinguish her ability to achieve consistently outstanding results.

Prior to working with Roach Ag in a recruiting consultant role, she worked many years as a recruiter for diverse industries such as Dental, Media, Software, Insurance and Marketing.

Michelle feels at home at Roach Ag. and is proud to contribute to the company’s growth by adding new talent. She lives in Boca Raton, FL with her husband and family.

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Robert Loftin

Brokerage Manager

Rob Loftin was born and raised in a small town in the Florida Panhandle. Rob grew up riding on his father’s 1965 JD2510 and learned the value of hard work at an early age.

He went on to attend Florida State University where he graduated with degrees in Finance and Business Management. Rob has a passion for math, science, and technology and is a licensed commodity broker and crop insurance agent. He is also a self-taught and talented graphics and web designer.

Rob joined Roach Ag Marketing in 2010 and immediately felt “right at home” given his farm family values, computer skills, and finance background. Rob has many duties at Roach Ag, from publishing the Daily Grain Plan to managing the day-to-day operations; every day is filled with new challenges.

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Nick Shreve

Controller

Nick Shreve grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana where he first worked as a stockbroker for Charles Schwab. He eventually focused his career on options and futures trading before working at Roach Ag Marketing. He began working for John in the summer of 2016 and primarily works in trading, compliance, and company financials.

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Jennifer Kaczor

Marketing & Publications Manager

Jennifer was born and raised in Shelbyville, Indiana. Early on, she was taught a strong Midwest work ethic from her parents. Her father and step-mother own a multi-generational farm in Boggstown, Indiana. She graduated from Purdue University with bachelor’s degrees in Communications and Spanish.

Prior to joining Roach Ag Marketing, Jennifer developed a broad business background. She specialized in the hiring and training of sales teams as well as developing and streamlining operational processes to maximize revenue. She has 8 years of marketing experience including print and digital marketing.

Jennifer is the Marketing & Publications Manager for Roach Ag at the Boca Raton, Florida office. Jennifer and the Marketing team are dedicated to publishing the First Look and Daily Grain Plan newsletters each morning. Jennifer also manages print and digital marketing for Roach Ag Marketing.

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Todd Roach

Ag Marketing Writer

Todd is a writer at Roach Ag Marketing. Feel free to call Todd whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

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Samantha Heastie

Marketing Specialist

Samantha Heastie was born in Nassau, Bahamas and grew up in several states along the east coast of the United States including Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

Samantha moved to Nashville, TN after high school to attend Lipscomb University where she graduated with a bachelor degree in Accounting and a minor in Marketing.

Upon graduation, Samantha accepted a job as a full-time accountant, but quickly realized debits and credits did not leave room for much creativity so she went back to school. This time to attain a M.B.A. with a focus in marketing from Middle Tennessee State University.

In 2019, Samantha moved to Florida to be closer to family and was also in search of a family-oriented business that put its customers and employees first. During her search, she found her new professional home at Roach Ag.

Samantha is part of Roach Ag’s marketing team and her responsibilities include the Daily Grain Plan and creating other email publications.

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Emily Brockway

Admin. Support Specialist

Emily was born in Sayre, Pennsylvania. She has been an administrative professional for over twelve years working in various industries, and has a passion for supporting businesses. She also worked as an International Sales Manager for several years, and has a special place in her heart for sales and marketing.

 

Emily is the Administrative Support Specialist for Roach Ag Marketing in the Boca Raton, Florida office. She has been with the company for over a year, and does a great job to help keep daily operations running smoothly. She also supports the outstanding Roach Ag team of Brokers/Consultants.

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Jan Roach

Events Coordinator

Jan is an Events Coordinator at Roach Ag Marketing. Feel free to call Jan whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

Naperville, IL

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Brad Matthews

Branch Manager

Brad Matthews is the Branch Manager of Roach Ag's Naperville, Illinois office. He was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois where he still resides today. Brad attended Indiana University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Finance and then headed into the world of grain marketing for producers and end users.

His first job was on the floor at the Chicago Board of Trade where he learned the futures and options business. He has been a highly successful Ag Consultant working with producers from all over the grain belt for over ten years.

Brad specializes in working with farmers to create individualized market plans that are tailored to their unique needs. Brad also hosts Roach Ag grain marketing seminars across the Corn Belt and makes regular appearances on US Farm Report and Ag Day.

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Sam Giannola

Ag Consultant

Sam was born and raised in Summit IL, a small neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. After high school, he took his first job on the floor at the Chicago Board of Trade as a runner and trade clerk where he learned the futures and option market. After graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in finance, Sam continued his career as a commodities broker at the Chicago Board of Trade, focused in grain trading. In March of 2015, he joined the Roach Ag Marketing team.

Sam’s focus is on our consulting, helping farmers work through cash grain sales decisions using marketing plans tailored to each farmer’s needs. He also works with a group of growers using various hedging strategies as fit for each farm.

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Andrew McCarty

Ag Consultant

Andrew was born and raised in Mt. Pulaski, IL on a hog and grain farm. He attended and graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Consumer Economics and a minor in Animal Sciences. Andrew was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

Growing up, Andrew spent most of his time working on the farm or managing his show pig operation traveling to county, state and national shows. Besides having a farming background, Andrew had internships with Monsanto, John Deere and GROWMARK.

Andrew works closely with John Roach, specializing in helping farmers with their cash grain sales and developing tailored market plans to their unique needs.

Feel free to call Andrew whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

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Logan Kimmel

Ag Consultant

Logan was born and raised in Bloomington, IL. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Consumer Economics and a minor in Crop Sciences. Logan was an active member of the FarmHouse Fraternity.

Growing up, Logan spent most of his time working on his family’s livestock and grain farm. Serving in numerous roles as well as managing his dairy cattle operation traveling to county, state and national shows. Besides having a farming background, Logan had internships with 1st Farm Credit Services, and was deeply involved in the College of ACES at the U of I.

Logan specializes in helping farmers with their cash grain sales and creating individual commodity marketing plans. He works closely with John Roach in recognizing his customer’s farming situation and defining which marketing strategy will help improve that customer’s bottom line profits.

Feel free to call Logan whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

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Mark Pool

Ag Consultant

Mark was born and raised in Melvin, IL on a corn and soybean farm. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Consumer Economics. Mark was a member of the FarmHouse fraternity.

Growing up, Mark spent most of his time working on the farm. Besides having a farming background, Mark has had internships with Farm Credit Illinois and GROWMARK Energy.

Mark works closely with John Roach, specializing in helping farmers with their cash grain sales and developing tailored market plans for his customer’s unique needs.

Feel free to call Mark whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

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Mike Henry

Ag Consultant

Mike was born and raised in Naperville IL, a suburb of Chicago. From there he attended Purdue University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management.

Throughout his college career Mike was very involved in agriculture. He was a founder and treasurer of Purdue’s Agricultural Sales and Marketing club, and was introduced to commodity marketing through an internship at the Chicago Board of Trade.

Mike specializes in helping farmers with their cash grain sales, hedge strategies and individual commodity marketing plans. He works closely with John Roach in recognizing his customer’s farming situation and defining which marketing strategy will help improve his customer’s bottom line profits year after year.

Feel free to call Mike whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

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Carolina Provines

Broker Assistant

Carolina Provines graduated from Purdue University May 2020, completing a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sales and Marketing with a Minor in Communications.

While at Purdue, she was active in the Purdue Collegiate Cattleman’s Club. Carolina grew up on a farm in Vincennes, Indiana. She has 10 years of experience with 4-H and has shown various livestock species including beef, cattle, and sheep.

Carolina will be using her education and farm experience to assist the brokers in our Naperville office.

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John Garrity

Ag Consultant

John got his start in the futures and options arena back in 1995 at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He served as an equity raiser, currency analyst, and trainer with hundreds of clients in the art of trading. He spent four years gaining valuable experience as an arbitrage clerk in the Eurodollar pit. He has also written numerous articles for FutureSource, anywhere from how to place an order to advanced option strategies.

John Garrity believes his role is one that requires him to be both an educator, as well as a money manager. For the novice or first-time hedger or speculator, John acts as an educator, guiding the client through training via paper trading or in a classroom. With focus on the grains, he provides all of his clients with a fundamental and technical analysis on various markets in his writing and analysis.

John has two young children and enjoys the great Chicago weather for year round running. He enjoys educating farmers in the world of futures and options to protect customers from price risk. There is never a silly question!

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Dale Christensen

Ag Consultant

Dale Christensen has been a Commodity Broker and Market Analyst for more than 25 years. His office is located in Perry, Iowa. Dale specializes in creating custom marketing strategies and risk management solutions for each of his clients. His business plan is simple. He strives to contribute value to every business relationship he participates in.

Dale grew up on a row crop and livestock farm near Exira, in Southwest Iowa. He and his wife, Sandra, continue to actively participate in their family farms. Dale is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. Before being a broker he was employed in Seed Corn Production and Livestock Nutrition Sales.

Dale and Sandra live near Adel, Iowa.

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Lynne Renfrow

Ag Consultant

Lynne is an Ag Consultant at Roach Ag Marketing. Feel free to call Lynne whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

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Mike Smith

Ag Consultant

Mike Smith is our resident “ranching broker.” He grew up in the small Iowa town of Traer, helping with the family owned livestock auction. Prior to joining Roach Ag. Marketing in 1986, he was working as an independent hog buyer and auctioneer. In 2005, he opened a branch office in Brookfield, MO, bringing with him over 22 years of experience in financial services.

He spends his time outside of the office continuing his business as an auctioneer, order buying cattle and managing his cow herd.

Mike is extremely accessible anytime his customers need him, and is just a phone call away from helping in anyway he can.

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Phil Roach

Ag Consultant

Phil Roach, currently working as a Commodity Broker and Market Analyst at the St. Louis, Missouri office, brings with him over 20 years of experience in financial services. Before joining Roach Ag. Marketing in 1992, he was working as a soybean analyst with Farmers, Grain and Livestock out of Des Moines, Iowa. While working there, he put together a network of 50 radio stations in ten Midwestern states to broadcast his farm market reports. Before that, he was trading futures through A.E. Stanley and, in the 1980’s, hosting “Commodities Week,” a nationally broadcast television program on markets.

Roach’s experience in the farming industry extends back to high school, when he was working as a grain inspector for several Iowa grain elevators, a summer job that escalated into a lifelong career. Today, Roach works with farmers, elevators, feedlots and other types of production agriculture to help in the marketing of ag. production through the use of futures, options and cash contracting.

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Charlie Kuskie

Ag Consultant

Charlie Kuskie grew up in Hay Springs, NE and brings with him approximately fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining Roach Ag. Marketing in 1996, he spent two years working as the branch manager at a grain elevator, a job he took after electing not to continue farming.

Kuskie began his relationship with John Roach and Roach Ag. Marketing when he met Roach at the Ferguson Institute in Tulsa, OK. He won a trip to the Institute from Successful Farming Magazine in 1991, a trip that took place when Roach was instructing there. Having stayed in touch with Roach through the years, the decision to later join Roach Ag. Marketing was an easy one. Outside the office, Kuskie enjoys spending his free time golfing and flying.

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Lee Larson

Client Relations

Lee Larson grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, attending both Grand View College and Drake University. He graduated in 1969 with his BS in Journalism and a minor in Advertising. Prior to Roach Ag, Lee spent most of his corporate life working in sales and marketing, developing business skills to help employers grow their companies.

In 1998 John Roach brought Lee into his commodity brokerage firm to bolster client relations, company services and subscription sales. The corporate office was still located in Perry, Iowa, where Lee used his extensive customer relations experience to help improve Roach Ag Marketing.

Currently, Lee works in the corporate office in Boca Raton, Florida. Lee feels very fortunate to have played a role in the impressive growth and expansion Roach Ag Marketing has experienced over the last decade.

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Deb Kuskie

Client Relations

Deb works in Client Relations at Roach Ag Marketing. Feel free to call Deb whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.

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Todd Jafvert

Ag Consultant

Todd is an Ag Consultant at Roach Ag Marketing. Feel free to call Todd whenever you have a question or to discuss your farm marketing decisions.