Women Marketing Grain Series starts June 6

Woman standing in front of grain elevator.

A four-session Women Marketing Grain Series will be offered to assist women in developing plans for marketing old and new crop corn and soybeans. The series will begin on Thursday evening, June 6, and meets over four consecutive Thursday evenings – June 13, 20, and 27, at the DMACC Boone Campus, 1125 Hancock Dr. in Boone. Registration is due May 30.
 
In this course, women will learn how to:
• Recognize crop marketing terms and sources of obtaining current futures and cash market prices
• Understand basis, futures carry, cost of grain ownership, supply/demand fundamentals, and technical chart signals
• Recognize seasonal price trends
• Use crop marketing tools including spot cash sales, forward contracts, hedge-to-arrive contracts, futures hedging and the use of put and call options
• Develop a crop marketing plan
 
Classes are 6-9 p.m. with a meal served at 5:30 p.m. Registration for this series is $75. To register, visit www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag/ or contact Alex Merk at (515) 432-3882 or alexmerk@iastate.edu.
 
This program is made possible with support from Farm Credit Services of America, the United States Department of Agriculture, DMACC Boone, Landus Cooperative and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.
 

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