Biographical Highlights for William C. Fordham


  • Was a Corn and Soybean grain farmer for 36 years from 1962 to 1998 in Bureau County, in North Central Illinois, USA.
  • Has been a student of the Grain Markets for about 54 years.
  • Is now in the 19th year of his second career.
  • Started C&S Grain Market Consulting, which is a grain market consulting service specializing in new crop December Corn Futures and November Soybean Futures in June 1998. Expanded into May Soybean Futures in 2012 and July Corn Futures in 2013 for AgRural Consulting of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.
  • The "C" stands for Corn and Caring. The "S" stands for Soybeans and Serving.
  • Passed the Series 3 National Commodity Futures Exam (NCFE) in July 2000.
  • Is an Associate Person (AP) Commodity Broker for the Hollis Co of Ohio, Illinois.
  • Is a registered Certified Trading Advisor (CTA) with the National Futures Association (NFA) #300490, but does not manage any funds.
  • Provides a variety of Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly Tools to assist producers in making better marketing decisions.
  • All of the analysis and works that are published are his original creations.
  • The Mission of C&S Grain Market Consulting is: 1) To provide creative, unique, and effective marketing guidelines. 2) To promote "Stewardship in Marketing: Fighting Fear and Greed by using knowledge of the past, an awareness of the present, and planning for the future." 3) To be a blessing to all clients while trying to be a faithful example of God's Grace.
  • Possesses and continues to develop an elaborate computer database that focuses on July and December Corn Futures along with May and November Soybean Futures, along with many other areas that may have an impact Agriculture and Grain Prices. Areas such as the BDI Freight Index, Crude Oil, Ethanol, Heating Oil, Sunspots, SOI Data, the Nino 3.4 Region Sea Surface Temperature Data, the U.S. $ Index, the WASDE Data on U.S. and World Grains, etc.
  • Does ongoing computer research towards developing better technical marketing approaches and systems.
  • At age 75 still has an ongoing and eager desire to learn and develop marketing skills that will serve Agriculture.
  • Contact information wcfmjf@theramp.net