Farm insights that come from the fields and not just screens

Creating customized ag marketing solutions for farming operations using Zaner Ag Hedge's individualized support model.

The Zaner Ag Difference

With a team of industry experts, led by Chief Market Strategist Ted Seifried, we analyze unique risk profiles and develop customized, margin and capital-efficient strategies to address the needs of a shifting market landscape.

Tailored Approach

Your situation is not the same as your neighbor's. What sets us apart from other brokers and ag groups is our ability to listen closely to you to match your unique requirements to time-tested, proven, margin and capital efficient strategies.


We consider ourselves teaching brokers - we want all of our clients to understand exactly how each hedge strategy will work for them. We know when clients do not use any hedge strategies, most of the time it is due to lack of understanding.


For more than 40 years, Zaner Ag has provided expert advice and brokerage services to users worldwide in the futures, commodities, metals, currencies, and energies markets.

Stay ahead of market trends with Ted

Ted Seifried, Zaner Ag VP and Chief Market Strategist, specializes in agricultural hedging employing various strategies using futures, futures spreads, outright options and option combinations. Ted regularly appears on leading national and agriculture media outlets including CNBC, Fox Business, AgWeb, RFDTV and other programs.

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Our Hedging Expertise. Your Operation.

We have experience helping a broad range of clients, such as:
Grain and Livestock Producers, Feed Mills, Flour Mills, Bakeries, Grain Elevators / Co-Ops, Food Processors / Producers, Ethanol and Alternative Energy Plants, Importers / Exporters.

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Zaner Ag Hedge experts have been quoted in publications such as AgWeb, Reuters, Bloomberg, BarChart, InsideFutures, on TV, radio and more.

More Risk? We've Got You Covered.

Our hedging expertise also extends to certain input costs such as fuel and fertilizers as well as currency and interest rate risk. We are also able to translate our experience into other market sectors such as energies, metals, and equities indexes.

About Zaner

The Zaner Ag Hedge Group was formed by a team of industry veterans to provide professional risk management advisory for the agricultural supply chain. Zaner Ag’s team of advisors have more than 40 years of experience in providing advice and brokerage services and provide a unique market insight that comes from the fields and not just screens. Led by Matt Zaner and Chief Market Strategist, Ted Seifried, the Zaner Ag Hedge teams pride themselves as teachers with the goal of coaching clients on how hedging strategies will work for them.

Zaner Ag Hedge was started in 2009 as part of Zaner Financial Services. Zaner is a National Futures Association (NFA) member and is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In addition, Zaner is a member of the National Introducing Brokers Association, Illinois Farm Bureau, and Illinois Chamber of Commerce and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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