HighGround Dairy is pleased to announce that Catherine Machado has joined the team as Insurance Operations Specialist. Catherine brings an extensive dairy background to HighGround, growing up and working on her family’s dairy farm in Madera, California. During her academic pursuits at California Polytechnic State University, Catherine worked at the Cal Poly Creamery and California Dairies, Inc. gaining valuable experience beyond the farm. Upon graduation, Catherine returned to the family farm where she managed livestock operations and served as a representative for Milk Producers Council. 

As an Insurance Operations Specialist, Catherine will provide ongoing support to producers as they explore and utilize the various insurance offerings available to them through HighGround. 

Curtis Bosma, HighGround’s Vice President of Producer Services remarked, “We are very excited to welcome Catherine to the HighGround team. Our customer-centric approach to dairy price risk management would not be possible without passionate people who have first-hand experience with the challenges dairy producers face every day. Her experiences from her family’s farm and relationships built throughout the California dairy industry will continue to enhance the value HighGround delivers to producers.” 

Machado commented, “I have been in pursuit of a career path that would allow me the opportunity and ability to make a positive impact on the dairy industry and the hard-working families that make up its foundation. I am excited to have found that opportunity here at HighGround Dairy and to be joining a team of highly motivated, skilled, and intelligent co-workers who are equally passionate about the work they do and whose work is centered around the farmer/customer. Their metrics of success are heavily weighted upon the prosperity of each of their clients and that is one of the many qualities I admire and is why I am proud to be a part of the HighGround team. 

Catherine obtained her Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo and is currently pursuing her Masters in Ag Economics at Texas A&M University.  She can be reached by phone at 559-363-0313 or at catherine.machado@highgrounddairy.com

For additional information or further inquiry, please contact Curtis Bosma at 312-870-1185. 


About HighGround Dairy 

HighGround Dairy launched in 2012 by industry veteran, Eric Meyer. Affiliated with HighGround Trading LLC, HighGround Dairy services all those interested in price risk management using dairy futures & options on all related exchanges as well as over-the-counter/swap and insurance products. Through the brokerage division and its related companies, HighGround specializes in dairy hedging, risk management execution, insurance and market analysis services for farmers & cooperatives, processors, manufacturers, distributors, traders and end-users. 

HighGround Dairy is a division of HighGround Trading LLC (“HGT”). HGT is a registered Introducing Broker (IB) with the CFTC and Member of the National Futures Association. Futures trading are not suitable for all investors, and each involves the risk of loss. 

HighGround Dairy 
425 S. Financial Place, Suite 2301, Chicago, IL 60605 USA 
Office:  312-604-3080 

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