Expert in Grain Markets
Expert ID: 733677 Maryland, USA
Expert has won numerous academic awards for his research and outreach work, and is widely regarded for his ability to explain complex economic issues in simple language. He currently serves on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission sub-committee investigating convergence problems in agricultural futures markets.
|Year: 1994||Degree: PhD||Subject: Economics||Institution: North Carolina State University|
|Year: 1991||Degree: M.E.||Subject: Economics||Institution: North Carolina State University|
|Year: 1989||Degree: BS||Subject: AG Economics||Institution: Oklahoma State University|
|Years: 1999 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President & Founder||Department:||Responsibilities: Provides intelligence services to farmers, grain merchandisers and agribusiness clients, and is the only data service that offers an in-depth array of spot and forward cash market conditions in 17 major commodities from over 4,200 grain buyers around the U.S.A. and Canada. Provides powerful GIS algorithms and optimization tools that help cash grain traders’ spot profitable trading opportunities in local markets. In addition, through its sister company, farmers and cash grain merchants execute futures and options trades to manage risk through their electronic trading platform.|
|Years: 1994 to 2000||Employer: Montana State University||Title: Associate Professor and Extension Specialist||Department: Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics||Responsibilities: (promoted and tenured)|
|Years: 1989 to 1994||Employer: North Carolina State University||Title: Graduate Research Assistant||Department: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics||Responsibilities:|
|Associations / Societies|
|Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Undergraduate Committee, University of Maryland
Member, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Computer Oversight Committee, Chair
Member, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Graduate Student Committee
Member, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Faculty Recruitment Committee
Member, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Extension Committee, University of Maryland
Member, College of Agriculture Undergraduate Scholarship Committee, University of Maryland
Member, College of Agriculture Faculty Awards Committee, University of Maryland
Member, Maryland Extension Specialist Association
Member, University of Maryland Honor Review Board
|Awards / Recognition|
|Member of the Subcommittee on Convergence in Agricultural Commodity Markets of the Agricultural Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Outstanding Alumnus Award. North Carolina State University College of Ag & Life Sciences.
Award of Excellence in Publications for Outlook. Presented by the Association for University Business and Economic Research for Outlook : Investing in Montana, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana. Expert. K. and Brester. “Value-Added Agriculture in Montana: Lessons from Three Firms” and “Expert, K. Montana Agricultural Outlook.”
Distinguished Group Extension Program, American Agricultural Economics Association, for “Managing Price Risk in Dairy.”
Special Recognition Outstanding Applied Research Contribution in the 1990s by Choices, an agricultural economics professional journal, Fourth Quarter.
Outstanding Faculty Award (less than 10 years of experience). College of Agricultural and Natural Resources, University of Maryland.
Outstanding Journal Article Award "Testing Market Equilibrium: Is Cointegration Informative?" Western Agricultural Economics Association
Extension Specialist of the Year, Maryland Cooperative Extension Service
Foundation Fellowship Award Recipient, American Agricultural Economics Association
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|-Journal Articles: 14
-Peer Reviewed Extension Publications: 32
-Articles in Popular Press Media, Trade Publications and Internet Sites: 18 and 30 Commodity Marketing Columns in 2004 for the Data Transmission Network (DTN) which was delivered to 60,000 users of their internet and satellite system; 8 Commodity Market Columns in 2004 for Agriculture.com which has a user-based of 25,000.
-Reports and Monographs: 5
-Grants and Contracts: 14
-Paper Presentations and Invited Lectures: 13
-Extension Education Programs and Presentations: 52