Registration: 8:45-9:30 am
Meeting: 9:30 - 12:00 pm
Lunch will be served immediately following presentations.
The featured speaker will be the Ag Consulting groups Senior Commodity Analyst, Dennis DeLaughter.
Dennis R. DeLaughter – Dennis is the Senior Commodity Analyst for The Ag Consulting Group, investment advisor and commodity broker with offices in Austin Texas. He operated and managed over 5000 acres of rice, corn and wheat along the Texas gulf coast, southwest of Houston, for over 40 years. He was a licensed floor trader on the Chicago Board of Trade from 1987 to 2014 and is a frequent speaker regarding the futures market at agri- business meetings throughout the U.S. Rice and Corn belts. Specializing in commodity hedging with the use of technical trading analysis, he approaches the market by coupling the fundamentals with his own proprietary systems.
Dennis is currently serving on the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) under the Trump administration. He also served in this capacity under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In addition, he is on the Col-Rice board of directors which administers part of the US- Columbia Free Trade Agreement.
He is vice president of the Texas Rice Council and the former chairman of the US Rice Producers Association. A graduate of Texas A&M University, he holds an MBA from A&M with an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics.