Do you think you are getting the most out of your marketing plan?
Interested in opening your eyes to different marketing strategies?
If so, consider attending the 2012 Master Grain Marketer Clinic.
The program is designed to help farmers, landowners, input suppliers and those interested in agriculture make better business decisions in the coming year.
By participating in the program, you will find out about various marketing philosophies, marketing tools, selling to corn buyers and marketing from a banker's viewpoint.
It is a four-week course starting Jan. 17, with a presentation about Marketing Philosophy and an Agricultural Outlook presentation by Chris Hurt from the Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.
The second week will include a presentation on Futures and Options and Marketing Tools by Corinne Alexander from the Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.
On the third night, participants will hear from local corn and soybean buyers. The buyers will represent various aspects of the agricultural industry found in Clay, Greene, Monroe, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vigo and Vermillion counties.
Those participating include Brady Stockwell (POET Ethanol), Kaye Whitlock (Terre Haute Grain) and Wayne Nelson (L&M Commodities, Inc.).
The conclusion of the program will feature local farmers, financial institutions and input suppliers, discussing the ins and outs of grain marketing as they see them.
Those participating in the panel include Alan Badger (First Financial Bank), Terry Hayhurst, Rob Mann (White Oaks Farm), Andy Nicholson (Nicholson Consulting), Larry Tempel (Ceres Solutions) and Del Unger (Unger Farms).
The 2012 Master Grain Marketer Clinic is a four-night program running Tuesday nights, starting Jan. 17. It will run from 7-9 p.m., at the Clay County 4-H Exhibit Hall, located in Brazil.
The cost of the entire program is $20, and can be made payable to the Clay County CES ED Fund.
All registration is due by Jan. 10, to the Clay County Extension Office, 6656 N. State Road 59, Brazil, Ind., 47834.
Registration cancellation upon request on or before Jan. 10, 2012, will be refunded by 50 percent. No refunds will take place following Jan. 10.
For further information, call 448-9041.