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Gretna Branch Office

Toll Free: (866) 995-8067
Fax: (308) 995-8411

  11773 S. Hwy 6 Ste. 10 |  PO Box 445  |  Gretna, NE 68028

Attention Customers: Please send all paperwork & checks to the Holdrege office.

hedged@goagwest.com

Front: Dale Jergensen, Ivan Zieg

Back: Russ Hopwood, Diane Praseuth-Goss, Jed Moon


Ivan Zieg – Branch Manager/Hedge Broker/Cash Advisor. Ivan grew up near Topeka Kansas, and is a graduate of the University of Kansas. Prior to joining AgWest in 2004, he operated his own business for 10 years providing him a strong appreciation for customer service. Ivan has a solid understanding of AgWest's programs and principles, an outstanding work ethic and a strong desire to help his clients improve their bottom line.

Dale Jergensen – Hedge Broker/CA Assistant. Dale Jergensen comes to AgWest from Stickney, IL (Chicago area). He grew up on a farm in north central Iowa and holds a Bachelor's degree in Biometry (Statistics & Agriculture) and a Master's degree in Ag Economics (Finance and Marketing), both from Iowa State University. Dale has experience in our industry dating back to the early 1980's both in Chicago and Australia. He has most recently been employed by a firm working with producers hedging & marketing grain in Illinois. His experience runs the spectrum from agricultural futures and options to global currencies and equities trading. He has extensive experience trading options and a solid understanding of their roll for the producer hedger. In addition to his broker experience, Dale also co-authored a paper which was published by the CBOT in the Review of Research in Futures Markets.

Jed Moon – Hedge Broker/Cash Advisor. Jed is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Agriculture Economics. Jed had the pleasure of growing up and being active on a family farming operation in South Central Nebraska. In addition to the family farm, Jed spent 5+ years within another family business where he had the opportunity to gain experience helping companies develop, implement, and manage processes to improve the way they do business. Through this education and experiences, Jed strives to help AgWest partners set goals for their farming operation and develop steps to achieve them so that the family farm will be around for generations to come.

Russ Hopwood – Hedge Broker. Russ brings 20 years of experience in the ag industry as a broker and former lender. Prior to graduating from Doane College, Russ grew up on a hog farm in Eastern NE. Through his experience he fully understands the needs of producers.

Diane Praseuth-Goss – Broker/CA Assistant. Diane attributes her work ethic to the farm she was raised on in Northeast Nebraska. She attended UConn and Manchester Community College before starting a long career in the education world as a special education teacher. From there she spent 10 years in case management as a lead counselour, assisting people with mental and/or phyical incapacities become self-sufficient. She brings her passion to see people become sucessful to the AgWest team.