Darrell Mark featured weekly on iGrow Radio Network
January 12, 2012
BROOKINGS, SD – The iGrow Radio Network will feature a weekly cattle and corn market outlook and commentary featuring Dr. Darrell Mark.
In addition to the market commentary every Monday, Mark will be a regular contributor to SDSU Extension’s iGrow Web site.
“I’m excited to work with the iGrow Radio Network to share market analysis and offer a few insights each week with farmers and ranchers across the state. With today’s highly volatile markets, being able to quickly and easily obtain information and make marketing decisions while on the job is more important than ever,” Mark said. “iGrow Radio is very accessible to farmers and ranchers whether they tune into the radio show or listen online.”
Mark will covering some of the interesting effects recent weather is having on the cattle and grain markets during his first feature on the iGrow Radio Network on Jan. 9.
Mark joined the SDSU Extension team in January and will also serve as an adjunct professor of economics, pending South Dakota Board of Regents approval. Previously, he worked for the University of Nebrask-Lincoln (UNL) for 10 years as Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist. During his time at UNL, he authored more than 150 publications, conducted 400 presentations for agricultural producers and businesses and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in risk management, earning him numerous academic and industry recognitions.
A native of South Dakota, Mark graduated from South Dakota State University in 1997 with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural business.
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In addition to market analysis for iGrow, Mark is a third-generation farmer who farms with his family in southeast South Dakota. Because he has a vested interest in what the markets are doing, Mark says his work as an economist means much more than numbers to him.
“I try to analyze the regional, national and international market situation as it applies to livestock and grain markets because it impacts every farm and ranch in South Dakota – including my own. As a producer, I not only need to know the typical supply and demand fundamentals, but also the myriad of outside market influences that just didn’t matter that much even 10 or 20 years ago. That’s a lot to try to get a handle on for any of us, so I like to share whatever I can with other farmers and ranchers,” said Mark, who recently left his teaching position in Nebraska to return to his family’s grain farm.
The iGrow Radio Network is carried on agricultural radio stations across South Dakota.
For more information on the iGrow Radio Network, or to listen to archived shows, visit http://www.igrow.org.