Economics Department visits Cargill

Economics Department 2010 alumnus, Jena Thompson, hosted ten MSUM Economics students (Cody Brandt, Kofi Boadu, Victoria Duncan, Jed Eix, Rachel Hettich, Jasmin Lam, Wen Kai Ling, Ilerioluwa Oyebanjo, Diamond Stokes, and You Wang) and four faculty members (Drs. Dobis, Greenley, Hansen, and Stutes) at the Cargill Office Center on April 19 in Wayzata, Minn.

Thompson, formerly of Detroit Lakes, is a Commodity Analyst within the Global Trading Analytics (GTA) team at Cargill. Thompson led a tour of the Cargill Office Center and described the skills and tools needed by individuals interested in pursuing careers in commodity trading. Members of the MSUM Economics Department also had the privilege of meeting with Cargill Economist, Tim Bodin, and GTA Leader, James Weed. Weed offered an overview of Cargill and GTA. Bodin’s presentation highlighted the impact of the macroeconomy and global issues on food and fiber markets.