Your grain & farm consulting solution

Meet Our Team
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Consulting Program

Provide on-farm consulting regarding non-traditional grain marketing risk management solutions.

Coach producers to create positive habits for timely decision making.
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Brokerage Services

Educate and train producers on risk management options for non-committed bushels through RJ O’Brien Hedge Accounts. 
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Cash Contracts

Offer cash grain contracts through the Aileron program. 
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The RGC Mission

Guidance and clarity for long-term marketing decisions.

Our people

Meet The RGC Team

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Luke Routh

Luke’s background began with row crop production in South Central Minnesota. He graduated from MSU, Mankato in 2002 with a B.S. in General Management. Luke has a dedication to the agriculture industry with several businesses aimed toward the progressive farm operation. His recent focus has been to implement a disciplined grain marketing program that utilizes a diverse group of alternative contracts designed to save producers time and lower costs.

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Colton Schlaak
Grain Marketing Specialist

Colton is a South Central Minnesota row crop and hog producer with previous experience in the finance industry. He graduated from Winona State University in 2014 with a degree in Business Administration. He is disciplined in enhancing farm financial health. Since 2019 he has supported RGC clients with in-depth grain marketing analysis and research.

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Nikki Chicos
Human Resources Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Nikki's family resides on a century farm in South Central Minnesota and continues the tradition of row crop production. Nikki has a degree in Human Resources from Rasmussen College. She has transitioned from working within the healthcare setting to the agricultural setting. Nikki enjoys supporting RGC clients while helping the RGC team grow.   

Jess Friel
Farm Business Coach

Jess comes from a fifth generation farming family in Southern Minnesota. She previously farmed full time and also has extensive experience as a grain buyer. In her spare time, she enjoys competing in ranch sorting and ranch rodeos.


Join Our Team

Grain Marketing Coach

Our growing company is looking for an entrepreneurial-minded individual to work with row crop producers in Southern Minnesota, Northern Iowa, and Easter South Dakota.

The primary areas of focus for this position include:

  • Coach producers to establish positive habits within the grain marketing industry
  • Design risk management portfolios focused on long-term farm profitability
  • Support the company's managed bushel program

Candidates must have a degree in business, sales, agriculture or related field and the ability to create rapport with new clients in the agriculture industry.

Significant local and regional travel is required.

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume to:

Nikki Chicos nchicos@rgcgrain.com

We are here to help

Farm planning and management resources

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RGC LLC Meeting Agenda

Clients can use this agenda to guide during our routine visits to discuss your operation.
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RGC LLC Marketing Reference Guide

Use this tool to help familiarize yourself with the basics of grain marketing.