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Minnesota Master Marketer Program

6 Days of Intensive Marketing Training for Grain Producers

January 13-14 • February 10-11 • March 9-10, 2016

The Master Marketer Program is back and for good reason. The years 2007-2014 were an extended period of prosperity for many grain and soybean producers. This golden era has passed and with prices below production costs, the time is right for an educational program that gets back to the fundamentals of price risk management and teaches producers the basics of marketing plan development and profitable pricing decisions.

Our Outstanding Line-Up of Speakers

Edward Usset,Grain Marketing Economist, University of Minnesota
Dr. Elwynn Taylor, Professor & Iowa State University Extension Climatologist
Dr. Chad Hart, Professor of Economics & Crop Market Extension Economist, Iowa State University
Alan Brugler, President, Brugler Marketing & Management
Dr. Mark Seeley, Professor, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, University of Minnesota
Scott Cordes, President, CHS Hedging
Dr. Lee Schulz, Professor and Livestock Economist, Iowa State University
Bob Craven, Director, Center for Farm Financial Management and Extension Economist,
University of Minnesota

Minnesota Master Marketer Program is sponsored by Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council

More Information

If you have a schedule conflict, registered participants can send a family member or business partner in their place!

Need a room? A block of rooms has been held for Master Marketer attendees. Call the Country Inn & Suites Hotel (507) 388-8555 to reserve your room today.

Registration ends January 2, 2016!

Wednesday, January 13
Sponsored by Crop Insurance Services

10:00a Welcome

10:30a Five Common Mistakes in Grain Marketing (Edward Usset, University of Minnesota)

Noon Lunch

1:00p Cost of production trends (Bob Craven, University of Minnsota)

2:00p Developing a pre-harvest marketing plan

3:00p Break

3:15p Pricing tools in pre-harvest marketing

5:00p Adjourn to reception

Thursday, January 14
Sponsored by Crop Insurance Services

8:00a Developing a post-harvest marketing plan (Edward Usset)

10:00a Break

10:15a Climate Trends and Impacts (Dr. Elwynn Taylor)

Noon Lunch

1:00p Pricing tools and strategies in post-harvest marketing (Edward Usset)

3:00p Adjourn

 

Wednesday, February 10
Sponsored by AgStar

10:00a Commodity Challenge

10:30a Executing a pre-harvest plan in a market simulation

Noon Lunch

1:00p Fundamental analysis of livestock market (Dr. Lee Schulz, ISU)

2:15p Fundamental analysis of grain markets (Dr. Chad Hart, ISU)

3:00p Break

3:15p Fundamental analysis of grain markets -continued (Dr. Chad Hart)

5:00p Adjourn

Thursday, February 11
Sponsored by AgStar

8:00a Technical analysis (Alan Brugler, Brugler Marketing)

10:00a Break

10:15a Technical analysis-continued (Alan Brugler)

Noon Lunch

1:00p Technical analysis-continued (Alan Brugler)

3:00p Adjourn

 

Wednesday, March 9

10:00a Commodity Challenge

10:30a Minnesota climate trends (Dr. Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota)

Noon Lunch

1:00p Executing a post-harvest plan in a market simulation

3:00p Break

3:15p How to work with a broker (Scott Cordes, CHS Hedging)

5:00p Adjourn

Thursday, March 10

8:00a Special situations: short crops and inverted markets

10:00a Break

10:15a Pulling it all together (Edward Usset)

Noon Adjourn

 

$385 (Online)
$395 (US Mail/Check)

Minnesota Master Marketer Program

  • January 13-14,
    February 10-11,
    and March 9-10, 2016
  • Country Inn & Suites & Conference Center
  • Mankato, MN
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