About us

Van Ahn and Company

was founded in 1987 by L. E. Van Ahn in Alexandria, MN. The firms objectives and mission statement was straight forward as it is yet today. To assist investors and producer hedgers increase their income while reducing risk in their portfolios or farming operations.

INVESTORS

Van Ahn and Company maintains a staff of well qualified commodity investment specialist looking for opportunities to benefit from moves up and down in all commodity markets. Use of futures and options can be utilized depending on the individual’s needs and risk tolerance.

PRODUCER MARKETING

The backbone of the business has been and continues to be the assistance in working with producers market their crops and livestock. The utilization of risk reduction tools is the defining strategy when assisting those producers.

COMMERCIAL HEDGING

Van Ahn and Company assists many grain elevators, feed manufacturers, ethanol plants and other end users of grains in marketing and hedging their needs. For the country elevator, not only can Van Ahn and Company assist them with their hedging, they can also assist them in developing programs to purchase their requirements.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Marketing for Profit marketing service for producers
  • Personalized marketing and investment service
  • Newsletter sent out to producers, lenders, Ag business and investors 26 times a year outlining market activity and recommendations
  • Marketing recommendations in the cash, futures and options markets
  • Brokerage service
  • Managed futures products
  • Online trading accounts

Careers

Career Opportunities

We’re offering great opportunities in the commodities industry.

CONTACT US

Meet The Team

Jim Emter
CEO

emter@vanahnco.com

Kristi Van Ahn
COO

kvanahn@vanahnco.com

Kaylee Emter
Financial Manager

kle@vanahnco.com

Sue Emter
Secretary

ste@vanahnco.com

Ross Nadgwick
Marketing Director

nadgwick@vanahnco.com

Isaac Dorn
Marketing Specialists

dorn@vanahnco.com

Dan Gorghuber
Investment and Marketing Specialist

gorghuber@vanahnco.com

Blaine Elbert
Marketing Specialist

elbert@vanahnco.com

Steve Witt
Marketing Specialists

witt@vanahnco.com

In Memory

Aaron Goll

Van Ahn & Company, Inc. had the pleasure of employing Aaron Goll for two years as a marketing specialist before he lost his battle with Cancer on March 20th, 2015. Aaron had a true passion for agriculture as he grew up on a hog farm just south of Alexandria. He will be remembered as a Christian man, and for being a gentle caring individual that always thought of others first. He will be greatly missed by the staff at Van Ahn & Company, Inc and we are truly grateful to be able to employ such an amazing person.