The Frontier Futures Legacy

Family-Owned, Farmer-Focused

Headquartered in Iowa, Frontier Futures is an independent brokerage founded in 1984 by Kent Johnson, who began the firm from his passion for trading and serving others with a skilled eye for commodity hedging and risk management.

In the early 1990’s, Kent’s son, Ted Johnson, joined the firm and expanded Frontier Futures’ discount brokerage services, opening a Minnesota and Kansas City location before moving to Cedar Rapids. Ted took the helm when Kent retired and has built out a full-service family team focused on training and nurturing nationwide.

Weathering 20+ years of economic and global volatility, Frontier Futures stands as a time-tested pioneer of brokerage service through Midwestern family values combined with customized brokerage and risk management ideas.

Dedication is Our Difference

Our order desk is staffed with licensed brokers who have an average 15 years’ experience in the futures industry.

Many of our brokers apply their own on-farm experience in tailoring strategies for growers and producers.

Our self-directed trading brokers work on salary, not commission, ensuring the integrity of ideas and orders.

Our entire team is committed to the success of producers and growers and operates within our core values:

  • Integrity

  • Honesty

  • Accuracy

  • Transparency

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Frontier Market Insight

Bringing our field of knowledge to yours.

Frontier Futures market insight assists hedgers in making informed market decisions – through daily intraday newsletter updates, market commentary, reports, and key proprietary insight from seasoned analysts.

How can Frontier Futures be a partner in your operation’s success?