MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Guy H. Allen joins the IGP Institute as the senior agricultural economist. He brings more than 25 years of industry experience in international commodities trading and marketing supply chains to the role, which he will begin March 25.
“Guy brings a wealth of knowledge and an understanding of a number of different global markets,” said Gordon Smith, IGP Institute director and head of the Grain Science and Industry Department. “He also has an extensive history of teaching and is the perfect fit for this position.”
In this role, Allen will lead the IGP Institute grain marketing and risk management curriculum. Along with teaching on-site and on location courses, Allen will serve as an outreach specialist where he will host teams and engage with IGP Institute stakeholders.
He also will work to identify research opportunities and collaborate with other grain science and industry faculty to support their teaching efforts. In all that he does, Allen will work to continue to create a preference for U.S. commodities.
“I’m excited to be returning to North America, and for the opportunity to promote U.S. grains and oilseeds internationally,” Allen said.
Prior to joining the IGP Institute, Allen served as a founding director, company principal for Advance Trading AustralAsia providing risk management, consultant and commodities brokerage services within Australia and the Asia Pacific regions.
Recently, Allen has worked to establish supply chains across a range of commodities into Asia and China. He also has experience in implementation of integrated commodity management and accounting systems.
“Guy lives the world of grain trading and understands the economics of moving grain and grain quality,” Smith said. “He will be a great addition to our department and the IGP Institute team.”