The first Chief Economist for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association in 1965; Founder and first general manager of "CattleFax"; Farm and livestock economist and agribusiness consultant
Fee Range: $5,000 - $7,500
Traveling From: Kansas
Bill is a Christian. He turned 72 on July 2, 2012 and has alot of energy. He truly has a strong passion and love for what he does. He is a positive and optimistic person. He has been working out vigorously six to seven times a week since January of » Read Full Bio
Bill is a Christian. He turned 72 on July 2, 2012 and has alot of energy. He truly has a strong passion and love for what he does. He is a positive and optimistic person. He has been working out vigorously six to seven times a week since January of 1976. He ran one 26.2 marathon in 1981 in Kansas City. He is 6’1” and weighs 161 to 163 pounds. He enjoys golf and snow skiing. Bill and his wife Kathleen have two sons and one daughter. Bill and Kathleen live in Olathe, Kansas. Bill was raised in San Diego County (Sorrento Valley), California (in the 1950’s) on a cattle feeding operation. He lived and worked closely with the Hispanic people and spoke Spanish fluently as a teenager.
Bill Helming started at Oregon State University on a football scholarship in the fall of 1959. He graduated with honors in six years with a BS and MS degree in Agriculture Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno (1964-1965). He received the Ag College outstanding student award twice, was on the university honor roll five out of six years and was honored by the University Board of Regents with the Centennial Alumnus Award in 1988. The meaning of this award is that the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada (in 1988) considered Bill Helming to be the outstanding graduate of the university within the past 100 years. He gave the commencement address in May of 1988.
His third job working for someone else was as the first Chief Economist for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) beginning in late 1965 and he was also the founder and first General Manager of CattleFax in 1968 (the highly respected national data base, market outlook, analysis and research organization of NCBA). He resigned in late 1971 to begin his own consulting business and has been self employed for 38 years.