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INTL FCStone Financial Inc.’s FCM Division provides full-service, 24-hour futures and options brokerage, advisory, clearing and execution services on all major commodity exchanges worldwide. We add value for clients across a variety of financial markets by helping them to systematically identify and quantify exposures to commodity price risks.

Grain Leaders Academy 2018

Program Application

April 3-5, 2018

Des Moines, IA

August 21-23, 2018

Kansas City, MO

November 28-30, 2018

New Orleans, LA

The Grain Leaders Academy is a comprehensive and immersive agribusiness development program that provides emerging talent in the grain industry with the knowledge and skills needed to lead tomorrow’s companies. This exclusive program includes nine days of training over three sessions in different cities over the course of the year. 

This program is a perfect fit if: 

  • You would benefit from an immersive leadership program
  • You’re a new generation merchandiser who is looking be the next management professional in the industry
  • You are looking for global insight into the grain marketplace

In addition to grain market dynamics the program will also cover a wide range of advanced leadership and management topics. Mark Jewell, trainer, coach, and nationally-recognized speaker will lead discussions on managing teams and change, creating company culture, managing across generations, and how to use your strengths in a team and leadership setting. Click HERE to meet Mark.

Grain Leaders Academy 2018

The INTL FCStone Inc. group of companies provides financial services worldwide through its subsidiaries, including physical commodities, securities, exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives, risk management, global payments and foreign exchange products in accordance with applicable law in the jurisdictions where services are provided. References to over-the-counter (“OTC”) products or swaps are made on behalf of INTL FCStone Markets, LLC (“IFM”), a member of the National Futures Association (“NFA”) and provisionally registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) as a swap dealer. IFM’s products are designed only for individuals or firms who qualify under CFTC rules as an ‘Eligible Contract Participant’ (“ECP”) and who have been accepted as customers of IFM. INTL FCStone Financial Inc. (“IFCF”) is a member of FINRA/NFA/SIPC and registered with the MSRB. IFCF is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as a Broker-Dealer and with the CFTC as a Futures Commission Merchant and Commodity Trading Adviser. References to securities trading are made on behalf of the BD Division of IFCF and are intended only for an audience of institutional clients as defined by FINRA Rule 4512(c). References to exchange-traded futures and options are made on behalf of the FCM Division of IFCF.INTL FCStone Ltd is registered in England and Wales, Company No. 5616586, authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Trading swaps and over-the-counter derivatives, exchange-traded derivatives and options and securities involves substantial risk and is not suitable for all investors. The information herein is not a recommendation to trade nor investment research or an offer to buy or sell any derivative or security. It does not take into account your particular investment objectives, financial situation or needs and does not create a binding obligation on any of the INTL FCStone group of companies to enter into any transaction with you. You are advised to perform an independent investigation of any transaction to determine whether any transaction is suitable for you. No part of this material may be copied, photocopied or duplicated in any form by any means or redistributed without the prior written consent of INTL FCStone Inc.

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Bailey Elchinger 
INTL FCStone Financial Inc. – FCM Division 

Hosted by INTL FCStone Financial Inc.

Sponsored by CME Group

Topics will include:

  • Grain Delivery System and Spreads
  • Standard and Non-Options
  • Structured Products
  • Logistics and Freight Trading
  • Grain and Oilseeds Processing
  • Leadership and Strengths Based Training

Who should Attend?

  • Emerging Talent in the Grain Industry
  • Grain Department Managers
  • Those on the path to a leadership position
  • Those with a basic understanding of the grain industry looking to expand on it


This program includes nine days of training over three sessions in different cities throughout the year. Hotel nights and meals are included in your registration fee, more details will be available upon acceptance to the program. 

“This program is certainly a stepping stone for the younger generation in the grain industry. This program sheds lights on a lot of the industry when we talked about things like the delivery system, barge freight, bean crush, ethanol hedges, livestock, and OTC products. INTL FCStone has the market intelligence and industry connections to do this. I would highly recommend it for anyone in their late 20’s to early 30’s. I think it’s too advanced for kids in their first year or 2 in the industry, but once you gain a solid understanding of futures, basis and hedging and have a basic understanding of options this can certainly help make you a better, more informed, more educated member of the grain industry.” 

– Jamie O’hearn

“Overall a good program for anyone interested in diving into all aspects of the grain industry from risk management tools to broad base economic and organizational challenges that one faces while taking the grain industry to a new generation of consumers and operators.” 

– Chris Labbe 

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“The Grain Leaders Academy is an intensive and thought provoking experience that allows one to broaden their horizons on many different aspects surrounding the grain industry while meeting like-minded individuals that will become lifelong friends and industry contracts.” 

– Jason Meyer 

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