Texas: Feed Grains Marketing Workshop, Amarillo, Feb. 27-28

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell

The “Developing This Year’s Marketing Plan for Feed Grains” workshop will be held Feb. 27-28 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo.

“We can grow the crop, but can we make a profit doing it?” This question will be addressed over the two-day workshop, said DeDe Jones, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service risk management program specialist in Amarillo.

The course objective is to provide producers with information and marketing strategies that help them successfully market their 2019 feed grains crop, Jones said.

The workshop, co-sponsored by Plains Land Bank and Capital Farm Credit, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The registration fee is $125, which covers the cost associated with instruction, breaks, meals and materials.

The course is limited to 50 participants. To register and pay for this course, go here. Online registration must be completed by Feb. 22, and is the preferred method of registration, but participants may also register and pay at the door.

Dr. Justin Benavidez, AgriLife Extension economist in Amarillo, and Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grain marketing specialist in College Station, will be the primary instructors during the workshop, which will dissect the feed-grain market and analyze each component.

Special guest speakers will be James Miller, Southwest Agribusiness Consulting, Canyon; Darrell Holaday, a private marketing/management consultant, Frankfort, Kansas; Dr. Daniel O’Brien, Kansas State University; and Dr. Joe Outlaw, AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M Agricultural and Food Policy Center, College Station.

Other speakers include Steve Kersh, KVII-TV meteorologist, Amarillo; Rachel Myers, Myers Crop Insurance, Claude; Matt Gruhlkey, Attebury Grain, Amarillo; Trent Tyson, Plains Land Bank, Amarillo; and Lance Weaver, Capital Farm Credit, Amarillo.

Segments will cover developing a marketing plan, marketing tools and strategies, cost of production, basis and technical analysis, crop insurance alternatives and seasonal weather forecast and marketing. Also on the agenda is discussion on supply, demand and technical factors that influence the feed grains market and an industry panel.

For more information, contact Jones at 806-677-5600 or dljones@ag.tamu.edu.


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