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Shawn Hackett

Shawn Hackett

Weather trends/outlook & commodities expert educates Ag industry leaders and farmers about long term cycles and statistics regarding climate, currencies, geopolitics, and global capital flows with an emphasis on their impacts to Ag production and prices.

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Price range

  • $4,000 - $6,000
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Expert

  • Ag Policy
  • Agriculture
  • Commodity Price Outlook
  • Crop price outlook
  • Economy
  • Management
  • Marketing/Merchandising
  • Outlook
  • Productivity
  • Profitability
  • Risk Management
  • Trends
  • Weather
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Experience

  • Agriculture
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  • About

    A frequent contributor to Barron’sFutures Magazine, Reuters, Bloomberg, US Farm Report, Ag-TV, Market to Market-IPTV as well as regular radio show contributor for the likes of Chip Flory-AgriTalk After The Bell, Susan Littlefield Fontanelle After the Bell-Michell Rook-AgDay and Linda Brekke-The Linda Network, Ag commodities expert Shawn Hackett has dedicated his life to educating Ag industry leaders and farmers about financial risk management, hedging and the utility of indicator-based Ag commodity price forecasting tools. His extensive research on long term cycles and statistics on climate, currencies, geopolitics and global capital flows has long been a key differentiating factor for Shawn’s price forecasting skills. Shawn takes complicated concepts and presents them in an easily digestible framework to a wide audience and discusses them regularly in his subscriber based Hackett Agricultural Report and Hackett Dairy Report.

    See podcast – https://soundcloud.com/user-148190767/moving-iron-podcast-119-shawn 

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  • Topics

    Keynote | Educational | Technical

    Throughout history, long-term changes in weather patterns, geopolitics, currency values, and interest rates have had an
    exorbitant influence on the economics of the global agricultural system. 
    Many of these cycles through statistics and correlations have synchronized and culminated into their increased volatility framework for maximum impacts to all aspects of the agricultural food chain.
    The mitigation of risks has become and will continue to be an area that greater resources will need to be directed towards to provide a pathway forward for sustainable and enduring Ag economics.
    In this presentation, Hackett explains these various short, intermediate, and longer-term cycles mentioned above, and why they happen along with historical data on their impacts on production and prices. Emphasis will be placed on how producers
    and end users can navigate this dramatic change in our weather patterns and price volatility patterns to alter their growing, cash-marketing, crop insurance, and hedging activities.
    This presentation CAN be crafted to include specific Ag markets of interest. Both the long-term and short-term Ag price considerations will be discussed in detail based on how these cycle trends and other key metrics can provide a framework for proper preparation and execution of producer plans and budgets.

    Keynote | Educational | Technical

    Why has weather volatility increased in recent years and why will this trend continue?
    There are many variables that influence and increase weather volatility throughout history. Understanding what these drivers are, how long they typically last, and what they mean for global crop production trends, Ag price volatility and production costs will be paramount for managing long-term risks.
    With this climate-focused presentation, longer-term climate cycles with historical statistics and correlations will be discussed
    with the focus and goal to map out an action plan for execution.
    Being prepared and aware of these risks are the key steps needed for establishing a vibrant ecosystem in agriculture. Climate and Price volatility can mean opportunity not liability for those in the Ag food chain.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational | Technical

    This session will complement the main presentations above and provide a real-world hypothetical example of the steps, processes, and considerations to map out an action plan and implementation strategy of an effective cash/marketing/hedging plan. 
    Strong emphasis will be placed on the psychological, financial and local physical realities that are a key part of any successful strategy.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational | Technical

    This session will complement the main presentations above and illustrates to bankers how they can help their farmer customers better utilize marketing/hedging strategies to increase their revenues in order to ensure loan performance as a sustainable banking customer

  • Testimonials
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    “Shawn was fantastic! His presentation was very well received and what a personable guy he is!”

    Mississippi Bankers Assoc. Amy D
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    “Shawn delivered an impressive, fact-based presentation on the hottest global issues in 65 minutes! A lot of information that any agribusiness in the room was captivated by.”

    Feeder Assoc. of Alberta Reg S
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    “Both Tim and Shawn were amazing and the crowd enjoyed their presentations.”

    Moving Iron Casey S
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    “The audience really enjoyed Shawns' presentation. Feedback was above expectations. He is a pretty neat guy. A good guy in fact. Personable, easy to visit with, thoughtful, and brings a bit of a unique life story.”

    Production Edge Darren K
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    “Shawn was a big hit! I had a follow up meeting yesterday with one of the dairy owners that attended the event. He was more than pleased, traveled and hour to attend. And told me it was the best speaker he had heard in a couple of years.”

    Diamond V Greg H
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    “Overall evaluations were good. There were comments that he got too in the weeds and too technical. He could improve by removing content from his presentation and presenting less data. Less is likely more.”

    Iowa Bankers Assoc. Darcy B
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    “Shawn's presentation was a hit, and we had many requests for his slides (which he agreed to allow us to share). He was so nice to work with!”

    NC Sweet Potatoes Cindy V
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    “Shawn Hackett is truly an expert in his field. Shawn has a unique insight to the moving parts of the Commodity Markets. He looks at historical weather patterns and understands the moves the insiders make. I would highly recommend Shawn to anyone looking for a speaker that will leave your audience with a very thought provoking message.”

    Moving Iron Casey S
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    “The audience was very focused on this presentation the connection between weather and commodity prices was new and hit home. He has a very friendly and comfortable style that fit with the farmers.”

    Ag Risk Managers Mark B
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    “Shawn Hackett was a friendly and engaging speaker who helped the audience clearly understand complex issues he was sharing. Shawn’s presentation brought the level of thinking of our audience well beyond the mailbox!”

    Jefferson County Local Development Jay M

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Shawn delivered an impressive, fact-based presentation on the hottest global issues in 65 minutes! A lot of information that any agribusiness in the room was captivated by.
Feeder Assoc. of Alberta Reg S