Joe Kerns ('86 ag business) risk management consultant and president of Kerns and Associates, will present the 2017 William K. Deal Endowed Leadership Lecture Oct. 5 at Iowa State University. He will present, “Suddenly, suddenly, then all of a sudden: A tale of resiliency, entrepreneurship and the value of mentors.”
Kerns has 25 years experience working with producers, suppliers and mills to support agricultural operations. He and his team assist clients in more than a dozen states with procurement and risk management activities related to: hedging, ingredient purchase, optimizing relationships with mills, feed quality control, cost-effective diet formulation, operational benchmarking, livestock marketing, generational transition and business development.
The lecture takes place at 7 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus. The event is free and open to the public.