The Company

AgWest Energy, LLC is a division of AgWest Commodities with the home office located in Holdrege, Nebraska. Founded in 1999, AgWest has grown to a multi-location network which specializes in agricultural and energy price risk management. AgWest consists of a team of brokers and advisors that are dedicated to delivering time-tested and effective marketing and risk management programs. Our clients consist of agricultural producers, refined fuel suppliers, fertilizer dealers, natural gas producers and energy end users. Our team is dedicated to helping clients with price protection, not price prediction.

Phone: 866.995.8067


Meet the Team

 Steve Knuth – AgWest Commodities President & Founder

Steve grew up on a family farm in south central Nebraska.  Three decades of involvement in ag-related businesses has provided a diverse understanding of production agriculture and the challenges producers face.  Steve has traded futures and options since 1988 and has been a licensed commodity broker since 1990.  In 1999, he and Susan Platt co-founded AgWest Commodities with a mission of delivering simple yet affective price risk management programs to producers. In 2005, Steve founded the energy and input sister firm of AgWest Commodities, AgWest Energy, LLC.


 Katie Dannull – Energy Hedge Consultant / Energy Operations

Katie grew up on a family farm/cattle feedlot north of Holdrege.  She obtained her bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Animal Science Business.  Her experience on the OSU equestrian team and working part time at the family operation has provided her strong communication skills.  At the family owned feed yard, Katie assisted with bookkeeping, market information and communications with customers. At AgWest Energy, Katie works with clients to implement and execute the CORE Energy Plan.


 Craig Poyser –  Grain & Livestock Hedge Broker

Eighteen years in the retail fertilizer and chemical business engrained in Craig the importance of customer service. As a Certified Crop Advisor, Craig was heavily involved in developing crop production programs and practices. His key strength is his ability to recognize the risk factors of production agriculture. His goal is to preserve and enhance each client's profitability through proven risk management and sales execution techniques.  


Our Goal

To assist in the development and execution of energy and farm input price protection solutions suited to the individual client's needs while utilizing the highest level of service, professionalism and integrity that out clients expect and deserve.

Holdrege Main Office

Gretna Energy Office