Purdue extension offers commodity marketing course

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TELL CITY – Purdue Extension in Spencer and Perry Counties is offering a commodity marketing course for local producers.
The program, entitled Beginner’s Course in Commodity Marketing is gear-ed toward any producer interested in learning more about grain marketing topics and strategies, regardless of experience.
The three-session course will feature Corinne Alexander, a Purdue agricultural economics specialist, who will cover topics including futures, options, basis, and hedging as well as basic grain marketing strategies.
A panel discussion by local grain buyers will also be included. The course will be held on Wednesday evenings, Feb. 1, 8 and 15 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The cost of the course is $30 per person which includes reference materials and a light supper each session. Pre-registration is required by Jan. 27.
For more information or to receive a registration form, please contact Purdue Extension-Perry County at 547-7084 or send e-mail to mzoglmann@purdue.edu. Registrations forms are also available online at www.extension.purdue.edu/perry by selecting the 2012 Winter Ag Program Links under the Spotlight section on the top left side of the Web page.