Brock Associates Senior Management Team
This core of individuals develop the strategies and tactics that enable us to successfully deliver timely, accurate, useful market intelligence to the agricultural community, empowering confident decision making and delivering on customer expectations of profitability performance.
To learn more about Brock Associates and our market advisory products and services, call 800-558-3431.
Richard A. Brock, President & Chief Executive Officer
Richard Brock is owner and president of Brock Associates, an agricultural marketing advisory service and publisher of The Brock Report, a 20 page weekly fundamental and technical newsletter. His firm, now with seven offices, manages grain sales on over 700,000 acres throughout the U.S. and is an advisor on purchasing strategies for many large poultry, pork, dairy and food companies. Brock is on retainer with several agri-business firms for his input on strategic planning. He writes a monthly column for Delta Farm Press and Feed Stuffs magazines and speaks at over 50 conventions and conferences per year.
Brock grew up on the family grain and pork farm in central Indiana. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and his Masters Degree from Cornell University. He and his wife Cathy, have three grown children and five grandchildren. They live in Destin, FL and Milwaukee, WI.
You can reach Rick at [email protected]
Kurt Barth, Chief Financial Officer & Marketing Consultant
Kurt, Chief Financial Officer, uses his 25-plus years of experience in the financial markets and business acumen to design individualized plans for clients that integrate market outlook, cash flow needs, on-farm storage analysis, debt loads and other factors. He is a botanist by education, earning his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1979. When he’s not crunching numbers and talking with clients, Kurt likes to be out-of-doors chopping wood, hiking, kayaking or skiing.
You can get in touch with Kurt by calling 888-351-3317 or emailing him at [email protected]
Jason Moss, Chief Operating Officer & Marketing Consultant
Jason has been a Brock Associates Marketing Consultant since 2005 and currently operates a branch office in Quincy, Ill. As a Marketing Consultant, Jason works with a variety of producers across the country in developing and implementing marketing plans to best manage their price risk—from the undersold to oversold, small to large, and knowledgeable experts to inexperienced beginners.
The greatest concentration of clients he works with is in the South, as he has led the company’s expansion into cotton and rice consulting from corn, soybeans and wheat. Jason’s competitive advantage is his ability to discuss real farm management decisions with real perspective—a refreshing and helpful edge that comes from direct interest and involvement in his family’s corn, hog, and farm management enterprises.
As Chief Operating Officer and member of the Senior Management Team at Brock Associates, Jason is in charge of developing new products, improving customer development and streamlining customer relationship management. Jason’s pursuit of agricultural and business education includes a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois, a M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and a M.B.A. from Indiana University. He resides in Quincy, Ill., with his wife and four children, where he also manages one of Brock Associates’ Branch Offices.
You can reach Jason at 888-351-5834 or at [email protected]
Tim Brusnahan, Vice President of Consulting
Tim has been a consultant for Brock Associates for more than 20 years and is the company’s vice president of consulting. Tim works with Fortune 500 Companies, agribusiness firms and more than 75 farm producers in 20-plus states, with farm size ranging from 500 acres to 30,000 acres.
He also advises dairy producers that milk 25,000-plus cows. Prior to his employment with Brock Associates, Tim was registered as an Associated Person with Gerstenberg & Co., a commodity retail brokerage firm in Chicago. He is a 1981 graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. degree in agricultural economics.
You can contact Tim at 888-351-6066 or email him at [email protected]
David Behrel, Vice President of Brock Investor Services
David Behrel’s roots in the commodity business date back 100 years to 1913, when his grandfather, Will Roy Behrel, purchased a membership at the Chicago Board of Trade. David’s father was a member of the CBOT for nearly 50 years as well, making David a third generation grain trader. David has worked in the futures industry for nearly 25 years, including two years on the floor and more than 10 years with Brock Investor Services.
David strives to keep his clients up to date with important news and changing market conditions and informed of the latest positions and strategies outlined in the Brock Report. He provides fast and reliable order execution for the experienced trader and assists the novice hedger in understanding and implementing the Brock strategies in a timely manner. David also specializes in alternative option strategies that can help reduce the volatility and possibly improve the performance of a hedge account. This includes implementing option spread strategies specifically designed to take advantage of market trends and the time decay of option premium with the specific goal of enhancing the clients’ net selling price for their grain. David graduated from Drake University in 1985 with a Degree in Finance.
You can reach David at 888-351-3291 or at [email protected]