Video series takes mystery out of commodity marketing

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By The Staff

WEST LAFAYETTE - The art of marketing commodity grains can often be challenging, but a video series to be offered in a number of regional locations will help eliminate some of the mystery for farm women.

Unraveling the Mystery of Commodity Marketing for Farm Women, sponsored by the Women in Agriculture team of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, is being offered for two hours every Thursday beginning Jan. 17 and ending Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. EST.

"After the annual Women in Agriculture conference each year, we've had several ladies tell us that it would be very helpful to spend more time learning about commodity marketing," said Kelly Easterday, Purdue Extension educator.

"Because the concept of marketing is such a challenging one, we decided to create a series that would dig a little deeper and would be easily accessible throughout the state."

Although the series is directed toward farm women, Easter-day said anyone is welcome.

"We are really targeting those who may not have had much involvement in marketing crops, but want to learn more," she said.

The series will be offered in Perry County at the Schergens Center in Tell City. For more information on this site, contact the Purdue Extension-Perry County Office at 547-7084.

More information and registration forms are available on the Women in Agriculture Web site at www.agriculture.purdue.edu/wia.

Registration is $40 per person and $15 for each additional member of the same family. The registration deadline is Jan. 7.