Meet the Team

Dan BasseDan Basse, President

Economist Dan Basse has been in the commodity business since 1979, providing research and insight around the globe. His counsel is sought out in 81 nations — by farmers, elevators, soy and corn processors, wheat millers, food companies, trading companies, importers, exporters meat packers and more. Dan was raised on a dairy/grain farm in Waukesha, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1979 and has worked with Professional Farmers of America, Brock Associates and the ag research division of GNP Commodities in Chicago. In 1987, Mr. Basse founded AgResource Company to serve the needs of the US and world agricultural community. Mr. Basse is a member of Farm Foundation and the Commodity Market Council.

William I. Tierney, Jr. PhDWilliam I. Tierney, Jr. PhD

Dr. Tierney has been Chief Economist for AgResource Company since joining the firm in October 2011. He has over 32 years of experience working as a leading agricultural economist, primarily as a global crop market analyst. Positions that Bill has held include USDA’s Principal Grains Economist; Professor in the Department of Ag Economics at Kansas State University; Exec VP for Research at a boutique commodity brokerage firm that serving mostly US ethanol plants; Head of North American Research for LMC International (an Oxford-based consulting firm); Senior Agricultural Analyst for Black River Asset Management – – a commodity hedge fund operated by Cargill; General Manager of Doane Advisory Services; Senior agricultural advisor in Iraq while working for the US government. Bill is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Missouri. Bill is married and has three adult children.

Ben BucknerBen Buckner, Grains Analyst

Grains Analyst Ben Buckner has been with AgResource since 2008, specializing in grains market research, and has been in commodity markets analysis since 2005. Ben began his career with the Research department at the Iowa Grain Company in 2007.

Ben hails from Nashville, TN, and graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, with a degree in economics.

Nathan LoseyNathan Losey, Grain and Livestock Analyst

Nathan Losey, Grain and Livestock Analyst, grew up on a family hog and grain farm in North Central Illinois. After college, he spent several years working on the family’s farrow to finish hog operation before joining AgResource Company in 2005.

Nathan is a graduate from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business and a master’s degree in economics.