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Founder & Partner


Chip draws on over 30 years of experience in helping farmers and agricultural producers manage risk. Holding a Series 3 Commodity Broker license, Chip previously worked on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade helping international commercial grain firms hedge their price risk. 

Chip’s experience growing up on a family farm in Bureau County, IL provides a strong foundation in understanding the challenges of today’s farming operation which continues today with his involvement in marketing decisions as a land owner himself. Chip also holds a crop insurance license in the state of Illinois.

Chip serves as a commodity analyst on U.S. Farm Report, Ag Day, RFDTV’s Market Day Report, as well as on radio with WILL, WNAX and Rural Radio Sirius 147. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics from Northern Illinois University.  

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Blue Reef Agri Marketing Inc. is a CFTC registered Introducing Broker and NFA member. The trading of derivatives such as futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and you should fully understand those risks prior to trading.

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