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Crop price outlook meeting in Conrad

November 17, 2013
Reinbeck Courier

The Tri-County Ag Marketing Club meets 3 times this fall and winter in Conrad. The first meeting will take place Wednesday, November 20th beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Conrad at the Mid-Iowa Co-op Grain Marketing Office located at 209 North Lincoln Street.

The November 20 program is titled Storing Unpriced Grain: Strategies & Tools. Presenters include Steve Johnson, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist and Ed Kordick, Commodity Services Manager with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Participants will be instructed that afternoon how to enroll in the Iowa Commodity Challenge, an online market simulation game. The game allows participants to trade their 75,000 bushels of corn and 25,000 bushels of soybeans stored at a local elevator using marketing tools such as cash, forward contract, futures or options.

The public is invited to attend this meeting and there is a registration fee per person or per couple and payable at the door.

The Tri County Ag Marketing Club is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Mid-Iowa Co-op, Lincoln Savings Bank, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Grundy National Bank. If you have questions, please contact Shari at the Grundy County Extension Office at (319) 824-6979.



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