Women Marketing Grain Series held at DMACC Boone Campus

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 7 and meets over 4 consecutive Thursday evenings, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the DMACC Boone Campus, 1125 Hancock Drive, Boone. The registration deadline is June 1.
 
“This Women Marketing Grain Series empowers women by providing a valuable business-based educational setting in a computer lab. The program helps participants learn ways to make better crop price risk management decisions,” according to Steve Johnson, course instructor and ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Specialist.
 
Developing a written marketing plan is important to keep farm operations on track. This four-session Women Marketing Grain Series is offered to assist women in developing plans for marketing both their old and new crop corn and soybeans.
 
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 both put and call options
  • Develop a crop marketing plan

 
Classes are 6-9 p.m. each evening with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. Registration for this series is $75. For questions, please contact Alex Merk at (515) 432-3882 or alexmerk@iastate.edu.
 
To register, visit http://www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag.

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