MARVIN J. HOEKEMA, M.S. President
Dairy Decisions Consulting, LLC
Phone: +1 559-827-1638 FAX: +1 559-553-8807
mhoekema@mhoekema.com, http://dairydecisions.us

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

*   University of Florida, Gainesville.  M.S. 1998.  Courses included financial accounting, business management, and human resource management subjects.  Thesis title: Factors affecting the performance of Florida dairy businesses.

*   Washington State University, Pullman. B.S. Magna Cum Laude Animal Sciences, minor Agricultural Economics 1996. Courses included animal production, nutrition, physiology, and genetics.

EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND

*   President, Dairy Decisions Consulting, LLC (current)

*   Senior Consultant, Dairy Strategies, LLC (2003 – 2004).

*   Consultant, Dairy Strategies, LLC, - Dairy business and financial management consulting firm (2000 - 2003).

*   Business and Financial Coordinator, Department of Dairy And Poultry Sciences, University of Florida (1998-2000).  This involves performing all data collection, processing, analysis, summary reports, and presenting the results. This also involved teaching Dairy Management Systems, a senior level dairy management class.

*   Proprietary Consultant-Dairy Business and Financial Management (part time 1999-2000).

*   Graduate Research Assistant, University of Florida (1997-1998)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, CREDENTIALS, and AWARDS

*      President and Board Member, Friends of Animal Sciences-Washington State University (2006-current)

*      Member of audit committee, Holstein Association USA, Inc. (2005-current)

*      Dairy Today consulting editor for Market Manager Column (2004-current)

*      Passed National Futures Association Series 3 National Commodity Futures Examination (2003).

*   Recipient of 2000 UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Interdisciplinary Research and Extension Team Award.

*   Recipient of the 1997 H.H. Kildee scholarship presented by the National Dairy Shrine.

*   Recipient, WSU President’s Leadership and Service Award, 1995. ·       

Project Administration and Authorship

*      Editor of Milk Market Watch newsletter and blog.

*      Feasibility analyses and business plans using self authored financial pro-forma software and algorithms. This includes stochastic model builds and reports.

*   Member of international consulting team (1 of 4) to address issues of Deregulation of Australian Dairy industry.

*   Developed and facilitated financial planning workshops for service providers in 5 Australian states.

*   Led research team to analyze factors affecting financial performance of Tasmanian (Australia) Dairy Businesses.

*   Leading team to research and provide advanced business skills and decision practices to service providers and farms (Milk Business) in three Australian states.

*   Leading development, administration, and consulting with DairyRisk Manager™, a stochastic risk positioning and hedging tool.  Especially skilled with @Risk™ simulation software

*   Providing ongoing decision support, financial analysis, and dairy development to several dairy clients in 9 states.

*   PhD Project joint research supervisor at University of Queensland, Australia.

*   Invited speaker to 2001 Large Herds Conference, Australia.

*   Keynote invited address at Fifth International Housing Conference of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Publications

Available upon request