Friday, July 19th at the U of M Southwest Research & Outreach Center
You might be surprised to learn that every producer in the Northern Plains had a chance to get $4 cash corn in each of the last five years – years when harvest prices ranged from $2.80-$3.30 per bushel. How? By taking the long-view in marketing with a plan that combines pre and post-harvest marketing efforts. Producers are invited to attend a How to get $4 Corn workshop to learn more about these key marketing efforts. University of Minnesota Grain Marketing Economist Edward Usset is field testing this brand new workshop at the U of M Southwest Research & Outreach Center on Friday, July 19th from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
In How to get $4 Corn, Usset will lead a simulation game where producers explore three steps towards getting $4 – or more – for their corn. The workshop will cover grain marketing from start to finish, including three key steps: 1) pricing grain before harvest, 2) storing grain at harvest and rolling the hedge forward to spring, and 3) pricing and delivering grain with a better spring basis.
The How to get $4 Corn workshop is free, but participants must pre-register by July 12th. Pre-register by contacting Gretchen Thillen at [email protected] or (507) 752-5094. Lunch will also be provided.
This workshop is sponsored by the Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association and University of Minnesota Extension.