The AgChieve Corporation, based in Winnipeg, MB, is run by President and Senior Market Analyst David Drozd. His passion for Agriculture started at a young age growing up on a family farm near Fannystelle, MB. After graduating with an Agriculture Diploma from the University of Manitoba he went back to the family farm.
David envisioned AgChieve while working as a commodity broker and seeing a need for farmers to have reliable market information in order to make informed decisions. In 2002, AgChieve became one of the earliest and most respected grain marketing advisory firms in Western Canada. David’s unique understanding of grain markets, from both the farmer and commodity broker perspective, has helped him build the company into an industry leading advisory firm. Since its inception, AgChieve has been delivering unbiased marketing advice independent from any grain company or brokerage firm to hundreds of clients across the prairies.
Over the years, David has surrounded himself with an experienced and dedicated team of experts. By facilitating an open and educational environment, AgChieve continues to ensure knowledgeable, trustworthy customer service for their clients. What allows AgChieve to stand out from the rest is their niche of charting and technical analysis, their experienced tight-knit team, and their dedication to being unbiased and independent.
Through the extensive knowledge of charting and technical analysis, AgChieve strives to provide trustworthy market advice that is independent and unbiased. We do this by cultivating a culture that facilitates employee education and empowerment so they can provide exceptional client care.
Our goal at AgChieve is to be an integral tool in any farm operation. We believe in continually growing and improving by finding new, revolutionary ways to serve our clients.
Grain Marketing Experts at AgChieve
Led by former commodity broker and grain farmer David Drozd, we are Western Canada’s premier grain marketing advisory team, working with farmers since January 2002. AgChieve is proud of a proven track record providing hundreds of prairie producers with critical and timely advice for their grain, oilseed and livestock operations.
The Grain Marketing Experts at AgChieve are technical analysts who practice a strict discipline of studying the markets. Technical analysts are more commonly referred to as chart analysts and are firm believers of the market’s ability to “tell or predict” its next move.
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Co-founder, President and Senior Marketing Analyst
David is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, earning his Diploma in Agriculture. As a former grain farmer in Fannystelle, MB, and a commodity broker, David has been using his unique understanding of how the commodity markets work to advise farmers on how to sell their grain and livestock for more. His understanding of the charts and expertise in technical analysis create AgChieve’s niche, in which David has over 35 years of experience. David’s proficiency in predicting the markets has allowed him to write columns for The Manitoba Co-operator, The Alberta Farmer Express and the Crops Guide. His love of sharing his knowledge with producers has brought him to speak at agribusiness events including FarmTech, Canada’s Farm Progress Show and Manitoba Ag Days. In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with his family, relaxing in the backyard pool, travelling, working outdoors, and watching curling and the wildlife that visits their yard.
Co-founder and Treasurer
As a cofounder of AgChieve, Tammy has been with the company since the very beginning. She started her career in the insurance industry in 1979, with a stint as the President of the Insurance Women’s Association of Manitoba. Prior to making a career change to join David in his new venture, Tammy took some time off to raise their three boys. Now, even though she grew up a city girl, she loves living on an acreage outside of Winnipeg and enjoys family, travelling with David and attending various farm shows.
Manager, Advisory Services and Grain Marketing Advisor
As a former elevator manager with Agricore and a sales/customer service representative with Viterra and Farm Business Consultants, Ed brings more than 30 years of agri-business experience to AgChieve. He is a graduate of the U of M’s Diploma in Agriculture program with advanced training in financial planning and grain marketing. With extensive knowledge of the livestock sector, Ed is the man to talk to about your cattle and hogs. In the winter, you can find Ed performing in the community dinner theater or puttering around on a project in his woodshop. In the summer, Ed is either mowing grass or relaxing at his cottage.
Manager, Special Crops and Grain Marketing Advisor
With a wide range of experience in the grain trade industry over the past 40 years, including positions as Elevator and Territory Manager in Southern Manitoba and management position held in the special crops processing industry, Frank brings years of experience working with both the futures and cash markets. Frank provides valuable insights into special crop markets with a well-balanced knowledge of common crops grown in the Canadian Prairies. In his spare time, Frank enjoys travel, yard and garden chores and most other outdoor activities.
Along with playing a major role in AgChieve’s marketing and communications, Shannon is currently completing her B.A. Honours in Psychology at the University of Manitoba. Hailing from a small farm north of Teulon, MB with her ample experience in customer service, her interest in marketing and psychology have allowed her to grow with AgChieve by helping identify client’s needs and putting their interests first. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys playing volleyball, painting saw blades and visiting her dogs (and family) on the farm.
Grain Marketing Advisor
Richard has been involved in the Ag industry for more than 20 years, first as a commodities broker with one of Canada’s leading futures brokerage firms and then as an Agricultural lending officer with a large financial institution. He holds a B.Comm. in Finance degree with Honors from the University of Manitoba. Passionate about the markets and helping producers manage their farm risk, Richard feels Agriculture is an exciting industry to be involved in. He lives in the thriving farming community of Steinbach, MB and in his spare time enjoys reading, going to antique and classic car shows with his son, as well as fishing with family and friends.
Social Media Strategist and Customer Service Representative
Growing up in the rural town of Carman, MB, Melissa developed a keen interest in the Agriculture industry leading her to achieve a B.Sc. in Agribusiness degree focusing on Agricultural economics. Throughout her university career, she gained experience in the industry working directly with farmers at Homewood Agro and soon after graduation, worked with Monsanto Canada. As part of the AgChieve team she brings a fresh take on the way we market our company and shows she is eager to learn from the experience in the office. When Melissa is not watching the markets she enjoys cheering on Winnipeg’s sports teams, working in her grandparents’ greenhouse and gardening herself.
Client Services Advisor
Hailing from Notre Dame de Lourdes, Joey earned his B.Sc. in Agronomy at the University of Manitoba. He brings hands on experience in the industry to the team, farming for 20 years before selling his land in 2013. Since then he worked as an Ag Lender, gaining direct experience in the wants and needs of farmers and their operations. Joey’s knowledge of day trading stocks and options in the equities markets combined with his financial background make him a unique asset to AgChieve. When not at the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, visiting with his friends who farm, and travelling.
Client Services Advisor
Ian grew up on a family cattle and grain farm in the Elm Creek, MB area where marketing top quality cattle was a proud tradition. After obtaining his Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba, Ian operated a grain farm near Newdale, MB until 1990. He then began a career in the mushroom farming industry, during which he obtained a Certificate in Management from the University of Manitoba. However, Ian always had a strong desire to return to his roots in mainstream agriculture that, combined with his fondness for networking and desire to see farmers thrive, make his position at AgChieve a natural fit for him. When not hard at work, Ian enjoys following the success of his friends who farm and the results of his own rented land. He is now an active Mason and a Shriner as well as a proud husband and father.
With a strong background in customer service, Karen brings hard work and years of experience to the administration team. Her expertise has taught her the skills to provide the best care to AgChieve’s valuable clients. Although she didn’t grow up on a farm herself, she gained a fondness for the industry through stories her father used to tell about his childhood on a farm in Saskatchewan. As part of the admin team, Karen makes sure all of the hard work we do in the office gets out to our clients. When she’s not in the office, Karen enjoys dragon boating and spending time with her family camping.