Grain Basis Trading 101

April 18, 2024 2:00pm ET
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Contact Information:
(937) 222-6707
Cost(s): $0.00 Member / $56.00 Non-Member

CPE: 1 Credit Hour

Are you ready to elevate your understanding of basis trading in the grain business? Join us for this knowledge-packed Zoom. This course will introduce you to the basis trading side of the grain business as it applies to a commercial grain elevator. Through an understanding of the foundational principles you will learn in this course, you will take your first step toward becoming an active participant in the basis trading side of the grain business.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the principles and language of hedging grain.
2. Discuss the community benefits of helping farmers sell high prices and end users buy low prices.
3. Examine how mark-to-market accounting is necessary for grain merchants to communicate with their financial partners.

Presenter and Moderator Bios

Presenter: Jeff Reardon, CPA, Certified Business Valuation Specialist, White Commercial Corporation

Jeff Reardon joined White Commercial Corporation in 2008 after many years in the banking business. His work focuses on financial consulting services, risk management and basis trading strategies. Jeff is a CPA certified in business valuation and has authored and directs an on-line 4 week Grain Financing Certification Course and hosts multiple public lender workshops and grain accounting workshops across the United States and Canada each year. Jeff has worked with CoBank, Farm Credit and many other Grain Lenders and Public Accounting Firms throughout North America on in house training for their teams. He has also Co-authored The Grain Elevator Practical Guide to Mark-to-Market Accounting Book.

Presenter: Roger Gattis, Certified Business Valuation Specialist, White Commercial Corporation

Starting in 2003 Roger managed and merchandised for multiple coop’s and private grain companies in both the south and the southern plains, and since 2014 he has been a grain merchandising specialist with White Commercial in Kansas City. As a member of the Merchandising Development Team at White Commercial he helps with the education and business development aspects of their participant grain companies. He also facilitates grain merchandising workshops throughout the United States and Canada, and is a co-host of The Elevator’s Cut podcast.

Moderator: Wayne Sine, CPA, Education Director, National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives

After retiring as Tax Director for Southern States Cooperative, Wayne Sine was asked to serve as Education Director for NSAC. He has been a long-time and active member of NSAC, having served as past President of the Atlantic Chapter and past Chair of the Tax Committee. In addition to his work with NSAC, Wayne has served on the Legal, Tax, and Accounting (LTA) Committee of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Chaired the Tax Committees for both the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Manufacturers Association, served on the Tax Policy Committee of the Virginia Society of CPAs, and served as past Region Vice President for the Tax Executives Institute.

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