With decades of combined experience in dairy economics, risk management, policy analysis and dairy production, the Daily Dairy Report staff provides timely insight on the daily dairy markets and trading as well as analysis of the government price, production and supply reports. While summaries of recent market activity are valuable to readers, our goal is to "connect the dots" by explaining to readers which data points are important and why.
Betty Berning, market analyst, operates Betty Berning Consulting and is an experienced agribusiness professional with a background rooted firmly in her family's dairy farming business. She has worked across the food and agriculture supply chain in community banking, Fortune 500 commodity sourcing and risk management, and University Extension Education.
Trained as an economist, Betty has her B.S. in Agricultural and Food Business Management from the University of Minnesota and M.S. in Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics from Pennsylvania State University. She is passionate about developing strategies to address complex business challenges utilizing comprehensive analysis, segmentation, and collaboration. Betty lives in Minnesota with her husband and their three lively sons.
Monica Ganley is the founder and principal of Quarterra Consulting and Advisory, a boutique strategy consulting firm specializing in helping foreign food and agricultural businesses thrive in Latin America. She is passionate about the food and agriculture industries and has pursued a dynamic career with experiences ranging from agricultural production to consumer products and spanning many geographies.
Prior to launching Quarterra, Monica worked as a Dairy Economist at Leprino Foods and in the finance division of PepsiCo Foods South Cone division. Monica graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University where she majored in Applied Economics and Management with a specialization in Agriculture and Applied Economics. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. While at Booth Monica co-founded the Food, Environment, Agribusiness, and Development (FEAD) student group.
Monica currently resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a native English speaker, fluent in Spanish, and speaks conversational Portuguese.
For the past decade, Sarina Sharp has managed risks for feed, milk, and beef for her family's dairy operations in the Midwest. Sarina grew up on dairy farms in California's Central Valley and in Michigan. She graduated with honors from Covenant College, where she majored in Business with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. She also earned an English Minor and enjoys writing creatively about the dairy markets.
After college, Sarina obtained her Series III certification and worked as a commodity broker and research analyst at the Nesvick Trading Group in Memphis, Tennessee. At the Nesvick Trading Group, she advised farmer clients and published daily reports about commodity market news and fundamentals, focusing in the grain, oilseed, and beef markets.
Sarina lives in Michigan with her husband and three children.