Women Marketing Grain in Oakland begins February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 1:00pm

Women Marketing Grain | Oakland, Iowa | Begins Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Women in Ag program is holding Women Marketing Grain beginning Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Oakland, Iowa and continuing February 28, March 7 and March 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a meal served at 12:00 p.m. The classes will be held at Oakland Community Center,614 Dr Van Zee Dr., Oakland, 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.