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Who we are

Introducing ConsusROI

In ancient times, the Roman god Consus was the protector of grains. In modern times Consus is 3 experts in our respective fields looking to protect the farmer and the small or mid-sized elevator from an industry rampant with consolidation and forced changes.

An industry looking to take advantage of those less connected.

Our desire is to take the expertise we have worked a collective 54 years to obtain and use it to breathe life back into the family farm and local supplier/grain buyer.

We want to give our customers a leg up utilizing our expansive network, industry knowledge, and experience. If we don’t know the answer, we know someone who does.

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Consus Insight


Consus Insight is a lite version of our full-service package - an appetizer, if you will. Less hands-on, same independent reliability.

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Independence

We are working for our clients and our clients only.

There are no outside incentives or commission-based targets we must achieve. Our advice is what we feel is best for the customer.

This independence guarantees you are getting the best, most unbiased insight in the industry.

Individualized Services

Commercial


Whether you’re a commercial elevator, ag retailer or involved in agriculture from the outside looking in, the Consus team is here to provide you insight and connect you to the farmer and the industry of agriculture as a whole.

Producers


Stop speculating when it comes to your farm’s profitability. Working with a Consus Network Marketing Consultant brings an experienced merchandiser to your farm.

Agronomy


Bring the 2020 International CCA of the year, with a proven track record of success, on to your farm.

Professionals

Meet the Team

Boyd Brooks

Boyd Brooks

I grew up on a farm in Central Kentucky, getting my degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky in 2003. I started my career as a cross country merchandiser covered the Southeast truck market as well as the Midwestern rail markets. In 2012 I transitioned into more of an advisory role, continuing working with growers as a cash grain broker and hedger. I enjoy helping producers maximize revenue through timely sales and sharing an in-depth understanding of basis and what impacts the cash market.

Angie Setzer

Angie Setzer

I grew up on a potato farm in Central Michigan. Unlike most I did not go to school to be in agriculture. I got lucky when it came to my big break, getting the opportunity to learn the business from a cash grain merchandiser. I took the position of Vice President of Grain for Citizens Elevator in 2011, where I managed 5 elevator locations and built a state-of-the-art direct ship program. My passion is helping growers understand how folks make decisions at the elevator level and how that knowledge can be used to benefit them on the farm.

Adam Kramer

Adam Kramer

I attended Iowa State University, graduating in May 2005. I have been a Certified Crop Advisor since 2006. Our home area is in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin, and we serve clients throughout the Midwest. The focus of our work has been the responsibility of stewardship in those touching our land the most. We use a systems approach while assessing practices to achieve successful outcomes, augmenting ROI for our clients while ensuring clean water and adequate nutrition for generations yet to come.

Ashley Bettenhausen

Ashley Bettenhausen

I am a proud graduate of North Dakota State University and reside in North Dakota. I believe creating the best marketing plans and teaching farmers is my true calling. My experience ranges from building a brand-new marketing division to shoveling out grain boots. I have spent hundreds of hours in the combine, or at the dining room table, going over markets and how to navigate the elevators' contracts. I have worked with farmers just starting out, to 5th generation legacies. I believe every farmer deserves a grain marketer they can trust to work for them and keep their best interest in mind. That is what I strive to be every day.

Danny Assman

Danny Assman

I live in Iowa with my beautiful wife Leslie and our two boys and am a graduate of Iowa State. I have been a feed and grain trader for 14 years. Market behavior fascinates me, and I consider myself a student of the market. I’ve done everything from grain origination to being the trade manager for an export company. I’m good at connecting the market to the people. Helping farmers dissect what cash contracts a grain merchandiser is presenting them is where I excel. I see the market like a farmer, because I am one. But I also understand how processors think about feedstock, product value, and crush margins.

Angie Carr

Angie Carr

Marketing consultant by day and proud wife and mother of 7 amazing humans by night. I grew up in Tennessee but now live in Northwest Indiana. My formative education was Business, but unexpectedly found my passion in grain marketing 13 years ago. Within the co-op I wore many hats from agronomy, seed, and grain. There is a plethora of market tools available, but the only good plans are the ones tailored to YOUR farming situation. My whole career I’ve been working to teach these tools at the farm level. My passion is bridging the gap between producer and misinformation. Having a personal merchandiser/ consultant on the farmers side is invaluable and truly a joy for me to be a part of.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Does Consus have a brick and mortar location?

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Consus is an online company with experts located in Michigan, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.

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