Our Core Values

Value Driven

We are value producers, harvesting the best grain trading opportunities for our customers.

Innovative & Efficient

We cultivate meaningful relationships through innovative systems, efficient processes and transformative technology as we plow into the future of agriculture.

Transparency

We believe that a handshake still matters. As a company we strive to be unbiased, genuine and transparent in everything we do.

Meet Our Team

Want To Buy Grain? Joseph Is Your Man.

Joseph Billett

Co-owner / Grain Buyer Relations / General Manager

 

Joseph’s family is from Milden, SK, where the Billett Family Farm is located.  His dad, who was the only sibling of 5 to leave the farm, was stationed on Vancouver Island after joining the navy. A couple years after Joseph was born, the family relocated to Alberta, settling in Agfinity’s future hometown headquarters in Stony Plain.

When referring to his better half Amy, Joseph truly means it. Married in the spring of 2004, the family blossomed with the additions of three children, Hannah, Truett and Samuel.  They love adventuring, and spend as much time as they can inside their RV and by the ocean on regular trips to Tofino, BC.

Joseph has been in the agriculture and grain marketing industry for 10 years. He loves crafting vison and working with his team to move Agfinity forward! His role includes working with Feedlots, Grain Companies and Feed Mills, spending much of his time hunting the best grain buying opportunities on Agfinity.com.

For fun, Joseph competes in powerlifting and Strongman. Whether he’s helping a teammate reach a bench press milestone, or a grain buyer cover in a load of barley, building strong relationships, professionally and personally is his daily passion.

Want help connecting the dots on your grain marketing strategy?

Jared Seitz

Co-owner / Trade Manager

 

Jared’s not only good at growing his facial hair, he’s also helped grow Agfinity since its inception in 2010. With Michelle, his incredible wife (and business partner), he also takes an active role in raising up two beautiful girls and one handsome, little rascal, whom he fondly calls “mini-me”.

Residing in Spruce Grove, AB, it was to Jared’s delight when Agfinity moved their headquarters back to his hometown of Stony Plain in June of 2014. How many people can say they work a block away from where they were born!? Well, aside from his business partner Joseph, not many!

You might be surprised to know, Jared received a bilingual high school diploma, has played over 10,000 hours of basketball, and finished half a novel before the reality of needing to support a young family set in. Though a novel may not be in his future, writing is still one of his favorite things to do. Check out the Agfinity newsletter if you’d like to read some of Jared’s essays.

A grain broker at heart, Jared loves putting deals together! To this day, he claims the best deal he ever made was with his future in-laws when they agreed to let him be boyfriend #1! … Being number one is never easy, “but that’s why I show up bright and early at Agfinity every day,” Jared exclaimed, “I want Agfinity to be the best brokerage there ever was and ever will be.”

Grain hasn’t moved? Settlement hasn’t arrived? Call Michelle.

Michelle Seitz

Co-owner / Customer Service Relations

 

Michelle started dating her future grain trading husband, Jared, when she was just 15! Though they got married less than a year after graduating, the couple planned a few tropical adventures, including a couple stops at their favorite place in the world, Hawaii, before starting a family in 2008, which grew again in 2010 and once more in 2012.

With three beautiful, energetic kids, Michelle’s hands (and heart) have never been so full. She loves the time she gets to spend with her friends and family and enjoys planning fun trips to go on. “Living in the moment is good, but you have to plan if you want those moments to be great!”

Involved as a co-owner since day one, Michelle finally joined the Agfinity team at the beginning of the 2016 harvest. She is determined, passionate and will do whatever necessary to resolve an issue. And though she’s a quick learner, she would be lying if she said the world of agriculture has been without a bit of a learning curve! …Then again, the 2016 harvest may have been a bit of a learning curve for everyone!

Glad to have you in the Agfinity inner-circle, Michelle!!

Need to pay a bill!?

Amy Billett

Co-owner / Financial Controller

 

Amy was born and raised in Abbotsford, BC, spending much of her time on her grandparents’ and uncle’s dairy farms. At the age of 14, she and her family traveled north to Dawson Creek, BC, where she stayed until graduation.

Amy’s love for animals meant many hours, days, months and years volunteering and working at a local veterinary clinic. In September 1998, she headed off to Edmonton and Spruce Grove to attend the University of Alberta where she graduated in the Spring of 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, as well as a Degree in Animal Science. Amy has been working in the agriculture industry ever since!

Amy married her true love, Joseph, in 2004. They now have three growing children, Hannah, Truett and Samuel. Between the three busy kiddos and working in the Agfinity offices, Amy has had no choice but to master her time management skills! Luckily for her, being busy is her specialty!
…But that’s not to say, she doesn’t enjoy taking a little time here and there with her family and extended family! Amy enjoys camping in the mountains and taking trips to her favourite place, Tofino, BC.

Amy also enjoys woodworking and decorating cakes, often tying up a bay in the garage or the kitchen for extended periods of time. But nobody’s complaining when Amy’s in the kitchen!! And if they did, it would be wise to remember that Amy’s husband is a powerlifter…

Amy has been involved with Agfinity from day one and loves working with the entire Agfinity team. She runs the accounts and logistics departments, aiming to ensure everyone’s grain gets where its supposed to go.

Sell your grain and chat about the markets!

Nelson Neumann
Jr Trader

nelson@agfinity.com

You know the red wax wrapping that comes on those little Babybel cheeses…? Well, the first time Nelson was offered one of these delicacies, though he questioned the peculiar colour, his trusting nature prompted him to bite into it without too much second-guessing.
… Why would we share this story about Nelson, you ask? For one, it’s hilarious! Two, we and Nelson want to be as transparent and vulnerable as we can be. And three, being willing to take a bite of red cheese, no questions asked, says a lot about a person! You must be daring, confident, and trusting (almost to a fault). As a trader, Nelson is these very things. And you better believe he has never taken a bite of red cheese ever again. Fool him once, but never twice. Never!!

Nelson was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta. If you guessed he has a German last name, you are correct! His father is from Germany, and his mom was raised on a farm in Bowden, Alberta. One could imagine the fun they had when they were coming up with alliterative newborn name ideas. Though Neuman Neumann was a close second, Nelson Neumann ultimately won the day. “We wanted our son to have the best possible chance to succeed in life, and a great name is a great place to start,” Nelson’s father, Reinhard, chuckled.

But Nelson’s great name wasn’t the only thing that attracted Agfinity to hand-picking him from the crowd! He also has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta School of Business, having majored in marketing and minored in business economics and law.
Nelson’s hobbies usually involve sports and nature. “And the weirder the better!” Nelson has told us. “Ultimate frisbee, slo-pitch, cycling, weightlifting, camping, hiking and brewing mead… These are some of the things I like to do when I’m not trading grain!”

If you have grain to sell, or you might have a mead brewing tip for Nelson (which is done by fermenting honey with water, sometimes with fruit, spices, grain or hops), give him a call!

Needing to place a bid? Call Sheri

 

Sheri Mills
Sales Assistant / Grain Buyer Relations

Born in Oshawa in the spring of ’73, Sheri was the first in her family to be born in Ontario. Despite always living there, Sheri was raised with strong, Nova Scotian influence, and is one of the friendliest, hardest-working Canadians to ever live. “Justin Bieber has nothing on our Sheri,” commented Agfinity general manager, Joseph Billett.

Peacemaker, caregiver, event planner, mom-extraordinaire… Sheri is a real-life action hero! Taking care of the people in her life has always been priority # 1. Sheri is so empathetic, she’s empathetic about how empathetic she is. She’s also fiercely loyal and drawn to those needing a helping hand. Bringing home strays (both animals and people) was a common occurrence in the Ring household (and may or may not still be a tradition today) …

Born to be a mom, in November of ’95, her biggest dreams came true when she held her beautiful baby boy for the first time (Jamie). They came true again 5 years later (Noah), and once more 8 years after that (Cameron)! Throughout the years, Sheri’s career choices have been based on those boys, ensuring daycare was available, expenses were met, and through it all, that family came first.

A week after completing her professional bookkeeper’s certificate program at Sault College, the company she was handling accounts receivables for asked her to interview for a part time receptionist job for a family business in the lighting wholesale business. What began as a part time receptionist position quickly grew into a career! For 7 years, Sheri became the go-to person for processing orders, invoices, payments and payroll, dealing with overdue accounts, paying bills, ordering supplies, shipping orders, and all the customer service in between!

When the company was forced to restructure in the spring of 2016, Sheri was laid off. But “one lighting company’s loss is a grain brokerage company’s gain,” as the saying goes. After taking the summer off, Sheri was desperate to get back to work, and by September 2017 she was introduced to Agfinity’s general manager, Joseph Billett, and a whole new, adventurous world of grain trading opened up to her!

“How cool is it that while assisting the sales department with pricing updates, bids on offers, and more, I am also learning new things! Each and every day! The team is amazing and I couldn’t possibly feel any more supported and appreciated! Agfinity’s owners and the staff are an amazing bunch of hard-working, loyal, respected, great group of people and I couldn’t be happier!”

How We Help You

Innovation

We’re Evolving With The Industry

Grain markets are moving faster and faster. To lead the way, the Agfinity team is connecting a community of buyers and sellers all on one collaborative and efficient platform.

Transparent

Full Disclosure

We differ from our competitors by allowing full access to our marketplace. To provide transparency, every offer and trade is shown live.  While obtaining a great price is key, we want to provide our customers with options that best suit their needs.

Built On Relationships

We’re Easy To Do Business With

Our top priority is to be reliable, trustworthy and resourceful for the lifetime of your business. We take this goal seriously, and never take your business for granted.

Many Ways To Reach Out

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