STEVE KNUTH

FOUNDER & CEO

 HOLDREGE, NE

After years of attempting to consistently beat the markets, Steve realized most farmers were also trying to with little success.  With one simple goal of helping farmers improve their bottom line via planning and price risk management, he launched AgWest. Though never dreaming the company would grow as it has, his vision of protecting, not predicting, price remains our foundation.  Learn More


DAVID BOHM

RPM PROGRAM DIRECTOR

CASH ADVISOR

HOLDREGE, NE

Cash markets are David’s specialty after spending over 20 years managing grain elevators. He joined Steve Knuth to start AgWest’s RPM Program in 2002, bringing on board his vast knowledge of the commercial side of this industry and an understanding that the hardest part of farming for the producer can be selling the actual grain. Learn More

 


PAUL MUSSMAN

PRESIDENT

HOLDREGE, NE

Passionate about commodities– in the field or on the trading board— Paul lives and breathes markets. He understands what drives today’s agriculture producer and the struggles one faces daily. Under his leadership AgWest has set and exceeded many goals as we continue to grow, helping more & more producers across the Midwest with marketing and risk management. Learn More


ROGER FRAY

BUYER RELATIONS MANAGER

ADEL, IA

If you're in agriculture, there's a good chance you know Roger! With over 30 years of experience in the grain business, his pulse on the industry is unmatched. He relays valuable cash marketing insights to our team of advisors across the Midwest. Through the RPM Program, our customers develop a marketing plan with their AgWest Cash Advisor and the Buyer Relations Team, which Roger heads up. They then execute those targets as the markets move. Learn More


CARRIE TROMPKE

VP OF FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

HOLDREGE, NE

Carrie is the backbone of AgWest, wearing too many different hats to count as she manages our financials and compliance regulation with our clearing firm RJO'Brien & the National Futures Association. She is also the biggest champion for our customers and employees alike, so it's fitting she heads up our Client Services and HR Departments. Learn More


IVAN ZIEG

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

BROKER / CASH ADVISOR

GRETNA, NE

After years of fine-tuning his approach to sharing AgWest’s programs with potential clients, as well as fostering life-long customer relationships, Ivan now manages the Gretna office and our Emerging Broker group. His in-depth understanding of the unique skill-set required to help producers make him well-suited for his role. Learn More