Dennis R. DeLaughter, a professional farm manager, investment advisor and commodity broker, operates and managed over 7500 acres of rice, corn and wheat on the Texas gulf coast southwest of Houston.  DeLaughter was a licensed floor trader with the Chicago Board of Trade and is a frequent speaker at agri-business marketing meetings throughout the U.S. rice belt and the Midwest grain growing region. Specializing in commodity hedging and market analysis service for trading strategies, Mr. DeLaughter has served by appointment from the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations and currently serves on that committee under the Trump administration.  He is a former chairman of the US Rice Producers Association and holds an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics along with an MBA from Texas A&M University.