Kerns and Associates welcomes Steve Meyer as the most recent team member. “Meyer has been a friend, an excellent economist and a recognized visionary for our industry. We are fortunate to partner with someone of his unparalleled caliber,” warmly says Karen and Joe Kerns.
In his new role as a Kerns team member, Meyer will be speaking, developing and delivering economic data and analyses, and working with clients to provide critical perspectives as they benchmark and drive risk management decisions.
A little background information about Meyer
Previously, Meyer served as vice president of Pork Analysis for EMI. Meyer conducted ongoing analysis of hog and pork markets. In a former role, as president of Paragon, he also monitored and analyzed cattle, beef and poultry markets to meet the needs of his diverse set of clients. He served for 12 years as an author of The Daily Livestock Report sponsored by CME Group, an e-newsletter whose circulation grew steadily following its introduction in 2003. In addition, he writes a feature column for National Hog Farmer’s NHF Daily e-letter that focuses on economic issues in North America’s swine/pork sector.
Prior to founding Paragon Economics, Meyer served as director of Economics for the National Pork Producers Council and National Pork Board from 1993 to 2002. In that capacity, he provided economic counsel to producers and NPPC/NPB staff and coordinated staff and consultants’ activities regarding meat industry production and price forecasts and the economic impact of pork production and processing. He also administered NPPC/NPB programs dealing with marketing and pricing systems, industry structure, coordination and competitiveness. Since leaving the NPB staff, Meyer has served as the organizations’ consulting economist.
Steve and his wife, Carolyn, have three children and live in Stillwater, Okla. He has served his community as a member of the Adel-DeSoto Minburn (Iowa) Board of Education and a member, worship leader and elder at New Hope Evangelical Free Church. He enjoys sports of all kinds as well as singing and listening to Southern Gospel, Cowboy and Western Swing music.