Milo Hamilton, President Firstgrain is an agricultural economist by training and president and founder of Firstgrain, an advisory service for the world rice industry. Previously, he ran one of the largest rice buying teams for retail food products in the world. Mr. Hamilton has been involved, in one way or another, in the rice markets for 33 years. He has been instrumental in the birth and development of the CME Group rice futures contract in Chicago. He has served on the boards of many rice associations, advises customers throughout the global rice marketing chain, and is senior editor of the weekly publication, the Firstgrain Rice Market Strategist. As a global authority on rice, world wire services regularly quote his ideas. Mr. Hamilton has written many articles for various agricultural publications. His expert viewpoints have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Reuters, Dow Jones and DTN The Progressive Farmer news services. Over the years, Mr. Hamilton has spoken at many conferences both within the U.S. and abroad about the market outlook for rice. He is passionate and knowledgeable, a true storyteller.
Milo Hamilton lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Jan, and his little Pomeranian, Penney. He is surrounded by his children and their families.