About Colgan Commodities
A Futures and Commodities Broker
Specializing in Hedging Risk
Colgan Commodities is a futures and commodities brokerage firm specializing in working with agricultural producers to help them hedge price risk. Our mission is to provide you with the tools you need to market your products using the experience, knowledge and research we bring to every partnership. As an Guaranteed Introducing Broker of ADM Investor Services Inc., you’ll receive the stability of one of the largest clearing firms along with the research, technology and benefits they provide—with the personal service of Marty Colgan and the team at Colgan Commodities. Learn more about our services and we look forward to learning more about your needs.
I grew up in Wyoming, Illinois (near Peoria). My agricultural experience started behind the parts counter of my father’s John Deere dealership. I attended the University of Illinois and majored in Agricultural Business. After college, I spent eight years in the cash grain industry beginning with Pillsbury as a country elevator merchandiser and worked my way up to managing one of their Mississippi River terminals that handled 25 million bushels per year. I also traded barge freight for Ferruzzi in New Orleans and West coast grain markets for Scoular Grain.
Today, as your commodities broker, I bring more than 20 years of brokerage experience working primarily with producers to help hedge their risk and build their business. I have worked with some of the largest brokerage firms including Pillsbury Commodity Services, Linnco, REFCO, and MF Global, before establishing Colgan Commodities in 2008 as a Guaranteed Introducing Broker of ADM Investor Services Inc. You’ll find that I am a dedicated, competent, and highly ethical commodity futures broker who will work closely with you to earn and grow your business.
Jay Calhoun is a feed grain Broker/Analyst at Colgan Commodities in Palatine. An Iowa native, Jay studied Liberal Arts at the University of Iowa and Production Agriculture at Iowa State University in the early 1970’s. His background includes work in production agriculture and commercial grain. He has worked in the futures industry for over 27 years, the last 21 in Chicago where he’s best known for his daily Corn Belt Snapshot Tour broadcasts. Jay Calhoun’s clientele includes commercial grain customers involved in ethanol production and export grain, Introducing Brokers, individual speculators and farmer/producers.