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.
- $4,000 - $6,000
- Ag Policy
- Commodity Price Outlook
- Risk Management
A frequent contributor to Barron’s, Futures 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
HOW WEATHER, DEGLOBALIZATION AND SUPPLY CHAIN FACTORS ARE INFLUENCING GLOBAL PRODUCTION & AG PRICESThe expansion of weather volatility, Ag price volatility, and Ag production volatility is going to be orders of magnitude beyond recent historical precedent.When we overlay these historic climate cycles with current deglobalization and shifting supply chain trends, the “just in time inventory” Ag supply chain model the world has embraced over the past 20 years will quickly revert back to the tried and true“stockpiling strategy” and regionalized global trade structure seen throughout most of history.The increased demand required to re-stock the world’s food reserve system will require higher Ag prices to encourage production at a time of challenging volatile weather patterns and systemic shortages of inputs like fertilizer. Food security, accessibility, reliability, and quality are about to take precedence over the prices paid.In this presentation, Hackett explains these various short, intermediate, and longer-term cycles mentioned above, why they happen along with the historical data on production and price impacts. Emphasis will be placed on how growers and producers can navigate this dramatic change in our weather patterns to altertheir growing, cash-selling, and hedging activities.Where we grow our food, how we grow our food, how farmers market their crops, and the manner in which we deliver it aregoing to change in miraculous ways and forever change our lives. Price volatility means opportunity for those involved in the Ag food change.This presentation CAN be crafted to include specific Ag markets of interest and will include a discussion on how to use capital flows (our proprietary Smart Money Indicator Algorithm) in futures markets to help producers and end-users better time their cash/hedging activities. Both the long-term and short-term Ag price considerations will be discussed in detail based on these capital flows and naturalweather cycle trends to provide a framework for proper preparation and execution of producer plans and budgets.
HEDGING STRATEGIES FOR AG PRODUCERS AND GROWERS
This session examines how using seasonality, capital flows, climate cycles, and technical chart patterns can preserve positive margins on the farm while providing operating flexibility to minimize risks to farm equity drawdowns.
HEDGING STRATEGIES FOR AG BANKERS: HELPING FARM CUSTOMERS INCREASE PROFITABILITY
This session examines how using seasonality, capital flows, climate cycles, and technical chart patterns can preserve positive margins on the farm and insure loan performance.
8 people have recommended this speaker
“Shawn was fantastic! His presentation was very well received and what a personable guy he is!”
“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.”
“Both Tim and Shawn were amazing and the crowd enjoyed their presentations.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”