“You can make money doing that!?” That was the overwhelming reaction from McNew’s
academic colleagues when he told them he was resigning his position as a Professor
of Commodity Markets after a 10-year career filled with awards and recognition,
to pursue a startup company that collected cash grain prices.
“I’ve always been fascinated by grain markets, their volatile nature, and the role
that economic and weather-based factors have in crop production, demand and ultimately
prices.” says McNew. Raised on a farm in central Oklahoma, McNew received his bachelor’s
degree from Oklahoma State University, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Economics
from North Carolina State University. For over a decade, he was a Professor of Economics
at the University of Maryland and Montana State University, focusing on commodity
markets. He has received numerous academic awards for his research and outreach
work, and was (and still is) widely regarded for boiling down complex economic issues
into easy-to-understand concepts for applied life.
Today, McNew is one of the most well-respected industry experts on cash markets.
As an analyst, Kevin's unique commentary on cash markets can be seen weekly on Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Reuters and
other publications. He also currently serves on the CFTC Sub-Committee on Futures
Market Convergence issues. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at conferences
on topics of risk management, biofuels and new trading techniques, In his free time
McNew serves as the captain of the HHL hockey team, The Grain Gretzkys.
Although President of GeoGrain, Kevin still takes an active role in new projects
that will continue to serve the company’s mission in the years to come. “Tenacious
innovation is what we strive for everyday in developing the best, most precise answers
to cash grain traders.”