Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag program is holding Women Marketing Grain beginning Monday, August 20, 2018 in Cherokee, Iowa and continuing Monday, August 27, Tuesday, September 4 and Monday, September 10 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with a meal served at 5:30 p.m. The classes will be held at Cherokee County Extension Office, 209 Centennial Drive., Cherokee, Iowa. Cost is $75.
What is the Women Marketing Grain course?
With unpredictable crop prices and tight margins, marketing can make the difference in the profitability of corn and soybean production. How well farmers get paid for a year’s worth of work can be wrapped up in just a few marketing decisions. In this course, women will learn how to manage price risk using tools like forward contracts, futures and options contracts, alternative marketing contracts, and crop insurance. Participants will work in a computer lab to access online decision tools and to develop a marketing plan. Women will learn market strategies and how to stay on track for long term marketing success.