Meet Our Economists

Eric Scholer is Vice President of EMI.

Prior to joining EMI, Eric was with Risk Management Commodities Inc. as an analyst for a broad range of commodities including grains, livestock, metals and energies with a focus primarily on grains.  He worked with many grain and livestock producers providing hedge recommendations for their operations as well as performed many extension meetings with WILL radio from the University of Illinois. 

He received a Master’s in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University after completing a thesis on new grain marketing contracts and their usefulness for producers.  He also received a Bachelor’s in Agricultural Economics with a minor in Agronomy from Purdue.


Amanda Martin is Manager of EMI Analytics-Turkey and Egg.

Prior to joining EMI, Amanda was a Sales and Product Mix Specialist with Agri Stats, Inc.  In this position, she analyzed and audited turkey and broiler sales and product mix data, and worked with processing and further reprocessing reports. 

Amanda holds a B.S. degree from Purdue University, graduating with honors in Agricultural Economics, with a minor in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.  While at Purdue, Amanda conducted research and internships with Monsanto and the USDA-ARS-National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory.  Currently, Amanda is a member of the National Turkey Federation’s Turkey Demand Enhancement Team, which is working to increase turkey consumption domestically and abroad.


Ty Neff is a Senior Analyst with EMI Analytics.

Prior to joining EMI, Ty was a Turkey Audit Specialist with Agri Stats, Inc.  Ty started as a Turkey Breeder and Hatchery Auditor, analyzing and auditing breeder flock and hatchery data before moving on as a Turkey Growout Auditor.  In this position, he worked with the turkey growout flocks, live haul, and feed mill data.  Before Agri Stats, Ty worked for fifteen years as an accountant in the cold storage and manufacturing industries.