ADM Podcast: In the Driver's Seat

We know how valuable your time is and recognize it may be easier to listen to a grain marketing discussion than to read about it. That’s why we’re offering In the Driver’s Seat, a podcast for grain producers on managing financial risk.

ADM interviews experienced experts in grain marketing, fertilizer purchasing, and crop insurance. Their insights will help you weigh the variables and make decisions that will positively impact the health and future of your farm.

We hope you enjoy these episodes and check back for more!

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Episode 18: The Rise of Women in Farming
More than 55% of all farms have a female operators, and 38% are the primary decision-maker. Maria Cox of Illinois shares her role and approach.

Guests:
Maria Cox, Illinois Grain and Livestock Producer

 

Episode 17: Next-Gen Producers Are Optimistic
Three young producers taking over the family farm discuss why they see a bright future, including better ag technology.

Guests:
Brett Heineman, Iowa Producer
Scott Henry, Iowa Producer
Brad Walk, Illinois Producer

 

Episode 16: Decision Time: Understanding Late Plant Issues

Plant or consider other alternatives for wet fields? Experts weigh in.

Guests:
Kevin Van Trump, Market Analyst and Author of The Van Trump Report
Blake Martin, Claims Audit Manager, Crop Risk Services (CRS)
Ross Bareksten, Economic Research Analyst, ADM Economic Research
Jake Niederer, Director, ADM Farm Direct Fertilizer

 

Episode 15: Decision Time: The Market Impact of Tariffs and Weather

This is a 100-year event. Hear analysis of the markets and how to prepare.

Guests:
Kevin Van Trump, Market Analyst and Author of The Van Trump Report
Blake Martin, Claims Audit Manager, Crop Risk Services (CRS)
Ross Bareksten, Economic Research Analyst, ADM Economic Research
Jake Niederer, Director, ADM Farm Direct Fertilizer

 

Episode 14: How to Farm with a Higher Business IQ

Some call today’s challenging farm economy the “winter of agriculture.” Those who improve 5% in many areas will live to see the “spring of agriculture.”

Guests:
Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech University Department of Agriculture

 

Episode 13: Work the 2019 Grain Markets

Opportunities to make a profit on corn and soybeans will take disciplined, strategic marketing.

Guests:
Bryce Knorr, Senior Market Analyst, Farm Futures
Justin Newman, ADM Integration Manager, Southern Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio

 

Episode 12: Matt Bennett on Grain Marketing: Keep Your Head

Learn the price levels that work for your farm—and stick to them.

Guests:
Matt Bennett, producer in Windsor, IL

 

Episode 11: “News-Proof” Your Grain Marketing

With China trade and other news unsettled, take steps to improve farm stability.

Guests:
Doug Roose, Vice President of Producer Marketing at ADM
Roger Bernard, Senior Policy Analyst at Informa Economics IEG

 

Episode 10: Control Your Odds

Widen your margins by making fertilizer purchases and grain marketing plans at the same time.

Guests:
Doug Roose, Vice President of Producer Marketing at ADM
Jake Niederer, Director of Sales, ADM Farm Direct Fertilizer

 

Episode 9: Make 2019 Work

With trade wars still playing out, the new year needs more discipline than ever.

Guests:
Becca Burns, Product Line Marketing Manager for ADM
Paul Scheetz, Manager of the ADM corn and soybean plants in Iowa

 

Episode 8: Save Big on Fertilizer Costs

Bulk fertilizer purchases from ADM can save, on average, $10 an acre.

Guests:
Ashley Duehn, Territory Manager, Fertilizer, in Northern Minnesota
Dale Jackson, Territory Manager, Fertilizer, in Central Illinois

 

Episode 7: Harvest Contracts

Get cash now and capture potential market rallies.

Guest:
Dave Rosenmeyer, Integration Manager in the north central Midwest

 

Episode 6: Smarter Buys in Fertilizer

Lock in prices and buy in bulk for control of a big expense.

Guests:
Noah Binkley, Territory Origination & Sales Manager for ADM, So. IL, KY
Zach Jans, Territory Origination & Sales Manager for ADM, So. MN, Northeast IA, WI

 

Episode 5: Evaluate Your Grain Marketing Honestly

Apply wins, losses, and opportunities to start fresh, or improve performance.

Guests:
Miranda Wamsley, Origination Manager for ADM, E. Central IL
Jason Depenbrock, Origination Manager for ADM, No. IL

 

Episode 4: Adjust Your Grain Marketing with Discipline

Flexibility means changing your method, not your objective.

Guests:
Jim Sibbel, Integration Manager for ADM, Northwest
Dale Jackson, Territory Origination & Sales Manager for ADM, Central IL

 

Episode 3: Execute Your Grain Marketing Objectively

Once you know price targets, some smart tools and contracts can capture them.

Guests:
Danny Pfoff, Grain Originator for ADM, Central IL
Justin Newman, Integration Manager for ADM, Southern IL, IN, OH

 

Episode 2: Plan Your Grain Marketing Simply

Connect the risk and revenue dots and come out with a strategy.

Guests:
Pat Kroese, Vice President, GrainBridge
Nate Brabec, Integration Manager (Western Region) for ADM

 

Episode 1: Four Grain Marketing Principles

Why you need to plan, execute, adjust and evaluate your decisions.

Guests:
Doug Roose, Director of ADM Producer Origination
Nate Brabec, Integration Manager (Western Region) for ADM