Ben Hudye , Chairman at Hudye Group, has been surrounded by agriculture nearly his whole life growing up on a farm in Canada. After school, Ben ventured off in the rock ‘n’ roll business then eventually made his way back to agriculture on the family farm. After many years on the farm, Ben and his brother started buying farms in the U.S. and Canada when everyone else was selling their ground and all odds were against them. Turns out, the brothers knew a little bit about cycles and came out on the right end of the stick! Ben was also very successful in the ag-retail space for a number of years due to the great customer service he provided to better many farming operations he worked with. He has also led his organization through full business cycles, particularly in Agriculture, and the redeployment of capital into diverse asset classes, one currently being Real Estate.
In this podcast, Ben and I will cover what it was like growing up on a farm in Canada, his early dreams of wanting to be in the music business, the four secretsto success, his transition back into farming, how he took his farming operation to the next level of over 38,000 acres, the great commodity super cycle, how to help farming operations grow to be more successful, the importance of customer service, best places to travel, driving the Alaskan Highway, buying property around energy vortexes, supporting charity, and the real estate market.
Listen below if you’re looking to learn from one of the best real estate gurus in the industry and take your portfolio to the next level learning more about cycles!