Originally from Bloomington, Illinois, Brian has been around the agricultural field his whole life. He has played an active role in 4-H and FFA programs for many years. Brian has been the Commodity Research Analyst for Advance Trading since September 1993. His research not only covers the United States, but spans internationally as well. Prior to joining ATI, he worked as a market analyst with AgriData Resources, ARI Network Services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Brian graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics. He enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with his niece and four nephews.
Originally from Peoria, Illinois, Phil received his Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Business from Illinois State University and Masters in Agricultural Economics from University of Illinois. Phil started with ATI in 1997 as an Economist. He has grain, hog and dairy experience and spent three years with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as an industry economist in the Chicago office where he watched over trading in grain and livestock futures markets.
Ben is originally from Frederick, Maryland. He graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelors of Art in History. He has been a Research Assistant at Advance Trading since August 2006. Ben is responsible for various types of data research, including comprising USDA and market data, creating and updating PowerPoint information and some graphic design work. Ben resides in Normal, Illinois with his wife, son and daughter. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, politics and being a springboard diving coach.
Larry is a University of Illinois graduate with a Bachelors and Masters in Ag Economics. Since completing his doctorate at Ohio State University, he has worked in the grain industry with Continental Grain Company in New York and Paris, Illinois Grain Company/GROWMARK and FC Stone. Larry first worked for ATI from 1984 to 2001 as a market analyst. Since 2010, Larry has been a Senior Agricultural Economist for the company. Originally from Monticello, Illinois, he resides in Bloomington, Illinois with his wife and daughter. When he's not analyzing the markets, he enjoys antiques, his 1905 Queen Anne Victorian home, British sports cars and his miniature long-haired Dachshund and Australian shepherd.