Lambdin Farms Hosts Union County CEO Class Meeting


Lambdin Farms Hosts Union County CEO Class Meeting

WOLF LAKE—The Union County Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities Program—CEO for short—recently met at Lambdin Farms for class.  Exchanging their normal business attire for jeans and work boots, the students from each of Union County’s high schools learned about a broad arrange of topics.

“It’s not what a lot of people would expect,” said Union County CEO chairman Rollie Hawk.  “For those of us without an agricultural background, we tend to think of farming as a guy riding a tractor all day.  The reality is that these are people with a better understanding of what’s happening in the world in terms of markets, government actions and economic policies than almost anyone you’ll meet.  Everything that’s happening in the world affects their decision making.”

Owner Randy Lambdin began the class by discussing different types of grain and their uses, the microeconomics and macroeconomics of agriculture and the importance of diversifying.  Guest speakers Wayne Funkhouser, Brad Dodd and Larry Derrosett covered topics such as the effect of world events on markets, agricultural insurance and unmanned aerial drone technology.

“Each of these gentlemen made a point of mentioning the many business opportunities that exist in this and related sectors,” explained Hawk.  “That’s something I want these kids and everyone out there to catch onto.  No matter what you are hearing to the contrary, if you are willing to work hard then you can create your own opportunities for success.”

The Union County CEO Advisory Board thanks Randy Lambdin and his guests for taking the time to meet with these students.

“I really appreciate Randy and the other gentlemen taking the time to host us and our students.  We heard so many stories from the schools about how inspired the students were after this meeting,” added Hawk.  “Once you learn how to look at the world, there are limitless possibilities out there.  With every class meeting, I think our students are seeing that more and more.”