Keske joins Advance Trading


BROCTON – Joshua “JJ” Keske has joined Advance Trading, Inc. (ATI), as an Ag Risk Management Advisor.

Keske is working at the Brocton branch office under the guidance of Luke Williams, who has worked in the grain marketing/risk management business since 2001 and will serve as Keske’s mentor.

The move to Ag Risk Management Advisor is the result of an ongoing relationship Keske has had with ATI since serving a 2016 summer internship. He also brings experience gained from working on the family farm during high school and college. During the summers of 2017 and 2018, Keske worked an internship with Effingham Equity in the main office at Effingham to gain more experience in the cash side of the business.

Keske graduated in May from the University of Illinois with high honors and a degree in Agribusiness Markets and Management. He plans to stay involved with local agriculture through his work with ATI and his family farm.

Advance Trading Inc. started in 1980 and has experienced continued growth throughout the entire corn belt, nation and even expanded to other countries.

According to Keske, ATI stands out because of the company’s commitment to customers by forming personal relationships and learning exactly how to help each customer’s specific situation. He is committed to continuing this philosophy throughout his career and is excited to provide risk management to farmers for years to come.

Anyone seeking personalized risk management for marketing crops or requiring more information about agricultural markets may contact Keske at 219-488-1966 or