JONATHON P. BRAATZ is Senior Vice President and a Senior Research
Analyst for George K. Baum & Company. He is responsible for following
companies in the agricultural industry. Prior to joining the company in
September 1996, Mr. Braatz was an Analyst at B. C.
Christopher/Fahnestock, Principal at First Kansas City Securities and
Portfolio Manager at Protection Mutual Insurance Company. He received a
B.B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Wisconsin and became a
Chartered Financial Analyst in 1982.