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Women marketing grain series starts soon

A four-session Women Marketing Grain Series will be offered to assist women in developing plans for marketing old and new crop corn and soybeans. The series will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 19, and continue through Feb. 21, 26 and 28 at the Washington County Extension Office. Registration is now open.

In this course, women will learn how to recognize crop marketing terms and sources of obtaining current futures and cash market prices. It will also help understand basis, futures carry, cost of grain ownership, supply/demand fundamentals, technical chart signals and recognize seasonal price trends.

Attendees will learn to use crop marketing tools including spot cash sales, forward contracts, hedge-to- arrive contracts, futures hedging and the use of both put and call options.

Classes are 6-9 p.m. each evening with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. Registration for this series is $75. For questions, please contact Nancy Adrian at 319-653-4811 nadrian@iastate.edu.

To register, visit http://www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag.