Grain Marketing Workshop Offered March 21

Crop producers have many challenges to overcome in their quest for profitability in 2023.  One way to eliminate some of the guesswork in the search for profit is to use marketing tools to pre-price some portion of your crop.  Understanding the different tools, how they work, and how their use fits into a grain marketing plan for an individual farm makes using them less stressful and less risky.  

UW-Madison, Division of Extension, is conducting an event to help grain producers better understand marketing opportunities and tools and how to utilize those opportunities to their operations= advantage.  This workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 21st, starting at 10 a.m., and concluding approximately 3 p.m.  It is being held at the Village of Cecil Community Hall, located at 111 E Hofman St., Cecil 54111.

The registration fee of $20 includes materials, lunch, and snacks.  Pre-registration is requested, to ensure that enough materials will be available for all participants.  

Extension Crops/Soils Educator Scott Reuss will be leading participants through discussion of the various tools and techniques which they may choose to utilize in their marketing efforts, as well as sample exercises and analyzing pricing opportunities for the upcoming crop harvest or for grain currently in storage.  The goal of the workshop is for farms to be able to develop a simple, straightforward marketing plan that improves their confidence in grain marketing decisions.  

Other discussion points will include how a marketing plan works with your crop insurance, grain market cycle timing and how to use that cycle to watch for pricing opportunities, and the differences between pre- and post-harvest marketing goals.  The Extension Offices of Shawano, Oconto, Marinette and Langlade Counties are sponsoring this workshop.

To register or to get more information about this event, producers should contact Reuss via email at or call/text him at 715-701-0966.

An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.  Please call the Marinette County Extension office, 715-732-7510 or 1-877-884-4408, to request any type of accommodation or assistance that you may require to attend this event.  All requests will be kept confidential.

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