Scott was raised on a grain and livestock farm in Forest City, IL. He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics in 1989. Upon graduation, Scott moved to Chicago where he began working for Merrill Lynch Futures in their Agricultural Hedging Services area. In 2000, Scott became a partner in the Agricultural Hedging Services at Prudential Securities. In 2008, Scott moved to Archer Financial Services. He currently runs the Agricultural Hedge Marketing Program which is a unique program that assists customers with their marketing by monitoring advisory services and efficiently initiating their marketing advice on the customers’ behalf. He also works with individual customers as they develop and implement marketing plans that are vital to their success. Scott can be heard regularly on WITY Radio out of Danville, IL and has also been a frequent contributor to Ag PhD Radio on SiriusXM Rural Radio Channel 147. Scott also spends time managing the AFS branch location in Oakland, Illinois. Scott resides in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.