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Tim Barker

Growing up on a family dairy farm, raising wheat, corn, and soybeans, Tim Barker is no stranger to the Agricultural Industry. As a sixth generation farmer, and managing 18,000 acres of land, Tim developed a passion for agriculture and commodity trading. As a licensed Series 3 Commodity Trading Advisor, Tim has helped many farmers simplify their marketing programs and increase their farm profit. Having spent a lifetime in different aspects of the agricultural industry, Tim brings a depth of over 20 years of experience and over $1 Billion in transactional experience. Tim is also a member of the Kansas Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the State of Kansas.


Speaker: Becoming a Self-Directed Grain Marketer

Date: Nov 14, 2018
Presented by: Ag Astra, LLC, Tim Barker

Mr. Barker’s presentation will show farmers where their money went and how to keep it. Through this education, farmers are empowered to become self-directed when it comes to their grain marketing, hedging and risk management. Key concepts Tim Baker covers within his presentation include:

  • The economics of “rolling”; a costly strategy utilized by traditional brokerage firms
  • Easy to use hedging strategies in simple ways to hedge utilizing the futures market
  • How to read and build market charts
  • Learning about key technical indicators that will assist the farmer to know when to hedge or sell
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