Rabo AgriFinance has added Stephen Nicholson, a seasoned ag and food economist, to the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research (FAR) and Advisory group. Nicholson works out of the St. Louis office.

An Iowa native, Nicholson holds a bachelor of science degree in farm operations/agricultural education and master's of science in agricultural economics from Iowa State University. Prior to Rabo AgriFinance, he was a category manager/chief economist with International Food Products, a trader and distributor of food ingredients. His responsibilities include procurement and trading of vegetable oils, corn sweeteners, starches and grain products, along with consulting assignments.

"I am pleased to be working with the analysts and clients at Rabo AgriFinance because we have such knowledgeable colleagues around the world to draw on," Nicholson said.

As a large-capacity lender, Rabo AgriFinance has the ability and expertise to handle various operations and credit needs. A global team of analysts provides insights into industry trends, and a comprehensive portfolio of services which includes the right resources for producers to prepare for and take advantage of market opportunities.