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David Nagel

David Nagel has been responsible for daily operations since 1980.  Under David’s leadership Nagel Farm Service has grown to 5 locations with total grain storage over 6 million bushels in Caroline, Talbot and Queen Anne’s counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Vice President

Chip Nagel

Chip Nagel works at the Cordova office where he focuses his attention on company-wide operations and logistics, maintenance and long-range planning for each facility. Chip uses his past experience as an airplane mechanic and current job as a pilot with Southwest Airlines to improve the company’s operating efficiencies and maintenance programs.

Vice President

Chad Nagel

Chad Nagel works in Wye Mills where he runs the company’s trading desk which includes farmer origination, merchandising, hedging and other risk management procedures. Chad’s background as a C.P.A. enables him to assist with the finance and accounting functions of the company.

Director of Risk Services

Jay Pierce

Jay has enjoyed a long and varied career in commodities.  He comes to us with experience as an export grain trader, a CBOT pit trader, a risk manager, and an energy distributor.  He looks forward to helping using his skills to help Nagel Farm Service to grow in the years to come.

Crop Insurance Agent

Mark Sultenfuss

Crop Insurance Agent with Nagel Crop Insurance since 2014.  He is a local farmer who also ran the agronomy program at the University of Maryland’s Wye Research Center.  After 31 years with the University, he brings to the Nagel team credentials as a Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg), licensed insurance agent, and the perspective of a farmer.  Mark is valued by clients for his experience and objective advice when it comes to crop insurance and crop management.

Director of Finance

Katie Ricketts

Katie was introduced to the grain industry in 2017.  Prior to that, she worked in both the public and private accounting fields, most recently for an agronomy retailer.  She graduated from the University of Richmond in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and from Salisbury University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.  She then became a Certified Public Accountant in 2008.  Katie was raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and currently resides in Preston, Maryland with her family.

Risk & Market Advisor

Rob Davis

Rob grew up outside of Galena, Maryland on a 7th generation family farm and has experienced first-hand difficult times for grain farmers. Here at Nagel, Rob works closely with farmers to analyze profitability and manage the risks inherent with grain farming. He has a Finance degree from Salisbury University. Before joining Nagel, Rob spent 12 years at J.P. Morgan, where he was a Hedge Fund Analyst and served as Vice President for the Portfolio Management Group, managing over $2 billion in client assets.

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