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Erin Bowers is a western Iowa native working in the area of mycotoxin management in grain and feed. She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and doctoral degree in toxicology, both from Iowa State University, and is currently a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State.

Dr. John Foltz is Special Assistant to the President for Agricultural Initiatives at the University of Idaho, and a Professor in Agribusiness Management in the Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department at the University of Idaho. Foltz is a Dean Emeritus for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and co-author of the bi-monthly Feed & Grain magazine column, Manager’s Notebook. Prior to his appointment as Associate Dean, Dr. Foltz served as a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural sociology, with an area of expertise in Agribusiness Management. He taught courses in the department’s agribusiness curriculum, which included a capstone class for graduating seniors, an agribusiness sales class, and a course on agricultural cooperatives. Other classes he has taught included introductory agricultural economics and upper-level agribusiness management classes.

Jim Wyckoff has spent more than three decades involved with the stock, financial and commodity futures markets. He was a financial journalist with FWN for many years. Jim cut his teeth as a reporter on the rough-and-tumble commodity futures trading floors in Chicago and New York, covering every futures market traded in the U.S., at one time or another, and also covered many international markets, as well. Jim specializes in providing technical analysis to give traders an edge.

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