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Veteran Advisor

Marketing Meeting??

Back in the "goods old days" of high grain prices, everyone was gung-ho for a marketing meeting.  Now that prices have tanked, and marketing strategies can make a bigger difference to the bottom line, where is everyone?   Why not do something proactive, creative, and constuctive, instead of whining about low prices, high costs, and jumping down each others throats. There has been talk of cutting costs, but what are you doing for price enhancement?  

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Senior Advisor

Re: Marketing Meeting??

Probably the wrong time of year Clayton everyone is to busy to consider a marketing meet up now. I'd bet you'd have better luck organizing one during the winter.

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Honored Advisor

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So far my marketing plan has been to hold my breath, Mark Gold doesn`t think that`s a good plan  Smiley Happy

 

Some how a marketing meeting telling "how to get $4" doesn`t seem as much fun as one that tells how to get $8 and "hold out for $10". 

 

Actually, maybe ideas on cutting expenses is where the survial will come from.  If you look at a $3 bushel of corn like a raw block of wood and figure how to use a chisel to carve a profit out of that.  In the past it looks like for every 5 year "party" there are 20 lean years, however life goes on, babies are born in the lean years too.

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Senior Advisor

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every 5 year "party" there are 20 lean years ---------------   I hope your kidding BA - if thats true then I would be 77and 3/4 by the time the next party comes around - the way my knee has been I won't be able to dance the jig and party till the cows come home !   I guess I should start taking a class in wheel chair square danceing Smiley Very Happy

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Honored Advisor

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Oh I hope I`m wrong Ken, at least we got Ethanol "this" time, however the crooks are trying to kill it every chance they get.   But, you look at the late 80`s, 90`s and early 2000`s prices sucked, a guy lived off the farm program.  Those that played the farm bill well...multiple entities and such bought farms with their payments while the rest of us bought groceries with ours  Smiley Happy

 

In about `95 we had a small rally of $5 due to the "hedge to arrive" debacle coupled with a drought, but that was dust in the wind.

 

But 77 is the "new 37" so I think you`ll enjoy the next party  Smiley Happy    But I hear ya on knee trouble, I think I tore my ACL, I suppose that`ll mean going under the knife, but I`ll hobble along until after combining.  Shifting a manual transmission ain`t no fun.

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Senior Advisor

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Dang BA- I hate to hear about the ACL - You might want to check my hospital here in Morristown - The ECI Pet and People Hospital - Aug is Knee replacement month - Pay for one knee and the second one is half price ! Plus we will throw in a FREE Teeth cleaning and a nail trim for your dog 's' while we do the knee change - that offer is good for up to 3 dogs !

 

This might interest you - Dec. is Half off ACL surgury ! Plus the FREE nail trim AND a FREE bath and groom for your dog - all while you are getting your surgury - Smiley Happy

 

Don't wait to long to make your appointment - The books are filling up fast  Smiley Surprised

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Honored Advisor

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Clayton: Time the tipping point is doing just what you want,  you might PM him for more info.

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Veteran Advisor

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I am aware of times meeting. Unfortunately won't be able to make it. BA said it was more fun when corn was $8 and that is my point. Everyone seems down with sub$4 corn but now an extra dime or quarter from improved marketing will make a bigger difference
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Re: Marketing Meeting?? Torn ACL

If you really tore your ACL, do not wait to get it fixed. Putting it off may resuslt in permanent damage. Fix it now and you will be back in action before harvest. Been there, done that!  Had mine fixed in May, 1980. I went from crutches to driving the planter tractor in a  week. Not a pain since then. The doctor said he would get me 30 good years. That was 34 years ago......Soyroy

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Honored Advisor

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Yes, I'm going on 6 weeks now with good days and bad. You know how on deals like that you hope they fix themselves, but after 6 weeks it should a been better. Thanks for the input guys, up to Canterbury Park now having less luck with the ponies than with my grain marketing believe it or not. Smiley Sad
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