From left to right: Mark Potter, Dan Schindler, Keith Schnese

KDM Trading, Inc. is a full-service commodity broker specializing in dairy risk management.  We have offices in Wild Rose, Wisconsin, Fergus Falls, Minnesota and Spokane, Washington, with a client base that includes dairies and cheese plants in 14 states.  With an emphasis on education, we help our customers use the futures and options tools available to hedge against price risk from market volatility.  Our services include:

  • Weekly dairy report with market analysis and producer hedge recommendations
  • On-site visits where we develop a marketing plan specific to your operation
  • Risk management seminars for groups or marketing clubs
  • Grain/feed hedging and marketing
  • Direct access to the dairy pit at the CME
  • Complete forward contracting solution for commercial and coop accounts

Call us toll free at 877.695.8538 for more information!

Mark Potter - President and co-founder

Mark's career in agribusiness has spanned more than 25 years.  Since receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Mankato State University, Mark has held several General Manager, as well as Grain and Feed Division Management positions for farm-supply cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Working daily with dairy producers, Mark became heavily involved with the launch of the Dairy Options Pilot Program (DOPP), which spurred him to get his Series 3 license, and to develop and start a new brokerage division for his former employer.  In February 2004, Mark, Keith and Dan co-founded KDM Trading, Inc.

Dan Schindler - Vice President and co-founder

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin - Stout, Dan started his career as a programmer at IBM in Rochester, MN.  From there, he joined Cargill, Inc. in Minneapolis as a systems analyst in their Financial Markets Division, and spent four years on foreign assignment, supporting financial trading systems at their European headquarters near London.  Dan returned to Minneapolis to work for Cargill Steel as their Technology Infrastructure Manager, before joining as Director of Technical Client Service.  Wanting to combine his technical background and interest in finance, Dan obtained his Series 3 license and went to work with Mark and Keith as a dairy commodities broker.

Keith Schnese - Secretary/Treasurer and co-founder

Keith's bio coming soon!

Nick Potter - Broker

Nick earned his bachelor's degree from the Univeristy of Wisconins- La Crosse and spent the last three years obtaining a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, GA. He then went on to get his Series 3 license and is now located at KDM's Spokane, WA branch office.



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