Garrett Toay has been in the commercial grain industry since 2001. The owner of Toay Commodity Futures Group since 2004, Garrett handles commercial accounts across the corn belt. He has been a contributor to Bloomberg, the Iowa Farmer Today and Barchart’s Grain Professional newsletter. He also used to report market news for AM-640 WOI out of Ames, IA. He has also been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle. A 2000 graduate of Iowa State University, Garrett has presented for conferences from New York to Brazil. He currently resides in West Des Moines, IA with his wife, Bridget and their yellow lab, Yogi.
Tony McDonald joined AgTraderTalk as a Contributing Editor in April 2011. He grew up working on a family farm in west central Iowa where he is still involved in the operation. Tony graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College in 2008 with a degree in BioRenewable Fuels Technology and spent that summer in Brazil, learning about South American agriculture. He graduated from Iowa State University in 2010 with a degree in Agricultural Business. He has been a licensed crop insurance agent since November 2011 and a licensed commodity broker since February 2012. Tony currently lives in Des Moines, IA.
Darin Friedrichs is originally from LeMars, IA where he began trading stocks and options during high school. He graduated from Grandview in 2010 and he’s been employed in the financial services industry since. During his time though, he’s analyzed and traded commodities. He is currently pursuing his Chartered Financial Analyst delegation and completed Level 1 in June 2012.
David Durra is the principal of AgSpread Analytics Inc. He has been a trader and market maker for the past 6 years. David trades all 7 CBOT agriculture contracts on a regular basis and this allows him to see correlations between the different grain markets that are sometimes otherwise overlooked by traders who focus on only one market. David is also a contributing editor for AgTrader Talk and he publishes a well followed daily newsletter providing fundamental analysis of agricultural spreads. His opinions and expertise are sought out by many professional traders both on and off the floor. His contacts throughout the trading world coupled with his understanding of cash markets allow him to capture many opportunities in the spread markets. For more information on how to become a subscriber to the newsletter he publishes please visit AgTrader Talk.
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