About Heritage Hedge

A seasoned team with an innovative approach and a track record of positive results.  We are here to tackle your farm risk.

Our Heritage Hedge Story

Heritage Hedge started with two farmers helping farmers across their community find resources to answer the most pressing needs of their operation.

They saw their first-hand farm experience being valued with how they react to the same challenges that every farmer encounters.

They knew they had more to offer, so they formed a founding team comprised of generational farmers and brokerage business entrepreneurs.

Their unique skillsets blend well to offer a balance of solutions to the challenges a farmer experiences.

The Heritage Hedge team has an innovative approach and a track record of positive results.

Investing in their neighbors and building relationships to help strengthen farms comes natural to the Heritage Hedge team.

Why Heritage Hedge

Helping to strengthen farms is what matters to them.

They know it – They live it –

They understand it’s your heritage – it’s their heritage too.

Dewayne Kissner

Dewayne Kissner
  • Located in Wayne County, Illinois
  • A part of a generational farming family of one hundred years in operation
  • Attended the University of Illinois
  • Analyst for over 17 years with Coca-Cola
  • Accomplished Grain Merchandiser
  • Elevator Operations Management
  • Extensive programming for tracking farm operations

What drives my purpose is being able to serve a need of producers to understand their operation through providing a unique tool that tracks progress through all stages of grain marketing.

Anna York

  • Raised on a cattle farm in Southern Illinois

  • McKendree University Graduate

  • Twenty year career in education

  • Volunteer support role in 4H and FFA organizations

  • Actively involved in the current family farming operation

  • Comprehensive background of completing detailed insurance/government program reports

  • Has a passion for helping farm spouses gain a practical understanding of the family business
  • Driven to deliver customer service and clear communications in all aspects of vital farm decisions

Being a teacher for 20 years, I still have a passion for educating and learning. After watching my husband’s involvement in the ag industry, I realized there was a need to provide an avenue for young farmers and spouses to gain an all encompassing view and better understanding of their businesses.

Anna York

Brian Atkins

Brian Atkins
  • Started on the floor as a Broker on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange while attending the University of Illinois Chicago
  • Managed Hedging Programs for Allendale Inc
  • Established Commodity Brokerage Business
  • Strong understanding futures and options strategies
  • Holds Series 3 and series 65 licenses
  • Life and Health Insurance licensed
  • Registered with the National Futures Association

Since 1995 I've had an opportunity to work with a variety of different groups managing money and more importantly managing risk. By far the hardest working, most honest and best long-term planners I've worked with are American farmers.