CHARLESTON, Mo. — Hurley & Associates announces the hiring of Kraig Charron as farm marketing consultant.

Charron is a licensed commodities broker and works closely with farm clients’ budgets, cash flow requirements and risk management strategies to work toward a profitable conclusion to each crop year.

Charron grew up on a small grain and livestock farm near Central City. He spent every spare minute of his youth helping out on the farm as often as he could. Charron graduated from Wayne State College with a degree in business administration and a minor in management.

After graduating from college, Charron spent seven years working for CHS Inc. in northeast Nebraska, serving in agronomist and management roles. Just prior to joining Hurley & Associates, he served as a key agronomy specialist in which he worked with large producers to help them reach their production and profitability goals.

“Kraig is a wonderful addition to our team and we look forward to the added bench strength that will allow us to expand our service in Nebraska," said Trent Hurley, CEO of Hurley & Associates. “Kraig brings a passion for agriculture to the table for his clients, which helps them reach their goals and grow their operations. We are very excited to have him in the company and expanding our capacity to help more producers out of his office in Columbus.”

Founded in 1988, Hurley & Associates is an agricultural risk management company. The company’s mission is “to help our clients achieve economic stability while maintaining the dignity and value of the farm family.” Hurley & Associates currently employs 66 people and additionally has nine affiliate staff people working together to service farm clients throughout the United States.

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