Presenters for 2019 MN Ag & Food Summit hosted by AgriGrowth

Jonathan Kozy
Senior VP/Senior Macro Strategy Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jonathan Kozy is a Senior Vice President and Senior Macro Strategy Analyst for the Chief Investment Office (CIO) within Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM), a division of Bank of America Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for the analysis of global economic trends, market research and financial developments in support of economic forecasts, strategic and tactical asset allocation decisions. He is a major contributor to the thought leadership on economic market developments and forecasts across Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management and is an active member of the GWIM Investment Strategy Committee.

He received his B.A. in economics from Colgate University and his M.B.A. with a specialization in economics from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a member of various professional associations including the National Association for Business Economics. He also serves on the Board of Directors at the Madison, New Jersey Area YMCA. 

Jim Wiesemeyer
Agriculture and Trade Policy Analyst, Pro Farmer

From his office outside of Washington, DC, Jim Wiesemeyer serves as Pro Farmer’s policy analyst and agricultural and trade policy expert. Jim has reported on and interviewed senior government officials and agricultural leaders for more than 40 years. In addition to being a frequent guest on Farm Journal’s AgriTalk and AgriTalk ATB radio programs, Jim also serves as editor for the Agriculture Letter. 

Jim’s previous positions include 19 years at Informa Economics (as ProFarmer’s Washington consultant), serving as the Washington bureau chief for Futures World News (FWN)  and serving as Washington editor with Doane’s Agricultural Report.