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lokeshsaha654
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Favorite MKt commentator Dead or alive ?.

Hello,

 

This last weekend I was thinking over past mkt classes and advisors as I was reminiscing with an old college buddy.  We had a mkt class together with Jim Hiliker at MSU ( spartys college) That guy was worthless! I don't even now if he is still around. 

WE both agrees didn't have much use for Bob Cropp either.

Got me to thinking about guys I had read or really enjoyed over the years.

Favorite all time had to be John Martin ( sorry SF guys) He seemed to have a way with putting things into perspective.

Years ago The old PCA office in Clinton https://krogerfeedback.nl https://talktosonic.onl https://talktowendys.vip https://whataburgersurvey.onl county Michigan would have him up usually in March there at the Fair grounds  to give us an outlook for the next year. My dad first took me to one when I was 15 or 16.  He covered all the crops and all the livestock with such authority it just seemed like he knew what was going on. His presentations were always funny somewhat political and filled with stories of guys in the "know". I remember the year he passed away and the old PCA now FCS scrambled to find someone new. I didn't go. Won't be another like him.

Now for those who are still among us I really Like Roy Smiths take on things. Down to earth plus full of practical experience. Ray falls into the same category. 

I always liked listening to Walt Hackney on Who to.  That was/is another guy who took the mkts. and put them into real world applications. He wasn't shy about saying if something wasn't working. ( Haven't heard much of him is he still around?)

I think with all the new media and Info sources now it is harder for a guy to get up there and put out there guesses and then be able to defend those positions. The information that comes through is overwhelming to the point sometimes of feeling like the deer in the headlights.

Who do you guys recall as being the best?  Is that person still with us and can they be found on the web so we can all glean from another source? Also who did you find the most entertaining to listen to?
Do you think MKT advisors you pay for are worth the info they dispense. Or is the money spent worth it  just for the accountability and discipline they bring to your mkt. Plan?

 

thanks

jackyjoy

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Hobbyfarmer
Honored Advisor

Re: Favorite MKt commentator Dead or alive ?.

Walt H has passed on.

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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: Favorite MKt commentator Dead or alive ?.

I spent a year in college in Hays Ks, living with a friend named Hackney from Coldwater, Kansas.  He was on the college rodeo team and went back to ranch in his home area.  Not my last friend from Coldwater.   I also enjoyed and respected the work of Walter.  He died a couple years ago after moving to Denver to be with family.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/desmoinesregister/obituary.aspx?n=walter-dee-hackney&pid=192434581

I enjoyed his perspective.......

Currently active.....

As I have studied and grown to understand his views and the workings of his humor........I have great respect for Darin Newsom.  Also from the sw ks area and another farm boy.  I enjoy the independence of his thought.  Also respect the independence and difficulty of his craft.

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: Favorite MKt commentator Dead or alive ?.

Darin  is  seeing  headlights  in  his  rearview, from another approaching  author ,  '' hint ''   ""sw35 ""  - - - 

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Hobbyfarmer
Honored Advisor

Re: Favorite MKt commentator Dead or alive ?.

Steve Johnson (now retired)

Iowa state university

Very entertaining well spoken speaker.

I like Darrin also, probably just cause he will swim upstrean occasionally.

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Favorite MKt commentator Dead or alive ?.

Anyone remember Gary Wilhelmi?   I like all the advisors/analysists, I think you can learn the most from the ones that you want to "shoot the messenger"  the Brocks, Utterbacks and Bill Biedermans  Smiley Happy      Sue Martin has talked me off the ledge a few times Smiley Happy

Kevin Van Trump , Arlen Suderman are good go-to advisors.   Darin Newsom was on Market to Market and was ornery to everyone Smiley Very Happy  it was funny, but there was no call for that.  I go to Darin`s twitter to glean some free market info and all he has is pictures of burgers he`s gonna eat and Bourbon he`s gonna drink.

Karen Braun has good common sense.  Angie Setzer has good info, but I think she`s a Lib.  I listen to David Kruse and he can be good.  But no one has a crystal ball, you can only take information that`s out there and build a strategy off that and sometimes that doesn`t pan out.  

I read a long time ago that the most profitable farmers are the lowest cost producers and marketing has little to do with it.  Marketing is my entertainment budget, my profit is setting the planter and setting the combine.

sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: Favorite MKt commentator Dead or alive ?.

"Marketing is my entertainment budget, my profit is setting the planter and setting the combine."

Thats good.    very good chuckle there

Gotta shake your head when you see so much time spent thinking marketing is gonna save the day....... Marketing can ruin a good year.

The best marketers I know just work hard at not thinking too loud, trusting too much or, handling too much risk.

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sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Favorite MKt commentator Dead or alive ?.

The late John Marten.

When he’d tell his class “now listen, this is important. Write it down in the dust on your pickup dash” it was.

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