Mark Jordan has more than a decade of experience with agricultural commodity markets and is currently an Instructor of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. His teaching duties include courses in Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Business Management, Commodity Futures Markets, Livestock and Poultry Economics, and Agricultural Records. Mark recently participated in J.S. Ferraro & Company’s quarterly webinar providing an in-depth look at the U.S. Poultry market. View the webinar here. Prior to starting LEAP Market Analytics, Jordan was the Director of Poultry and Egg Services with Informa Economics IEG (formerly Sparks Companies) where he headed up research and analysis of the broiler, turkey, and egg industries. While there, he developed, implemented, and operated IEG's economic forecasting models for each of the three major poultry categories. In addition, Jordan supported research efforts associated with special projects involving livestock and poultry. Prior to his employment with IEG, Jordan served as an agricultural statistician in the Pennsylvania field office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service where his duties included survey administration and setting commodity production estimates at the state and county level. He was raised on a small cow-calf and contract broiler operation in rural southeastern Arkansas and remains involved with the family’s farm operation. Mr. Jordan received a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business from Arkansas State University. He also received a master's degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student in the Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Department for the 2003-04 academic year.