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Women marketing grain series starts June 4

By Staff | Apr 29, 2015

ALTOONA – A Women Marketing Grain course is being offered through the Annie’s Project Program from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 4, 11, and 18 at the DMACC West Campus, 5959 Grand Ave., West Des Moines.

Leading the course will be Iowa State Extension specialists as well as local experts from agricultural buisnesses.

As more women in central Iowa are taking up the challenges of marketing grain, the goal of the Annie’s Project program is to improve the participants’ price risk management skills through knowledge of marketing principles and risk management tools.

Participants will learn about grain marketing and will also engage in hands-on activities and discussion to help them develop a grain marketing plan.

“Iowa women are at the heart of family farms and have significant ownership, management and employment in their operations,” said Madeline Schultz, coordinator of women’s agriculture education wit ISU Extension. “Post-planting season is the perfect time for Iowa farm women to get together and learn more about these complex aspects of farm business.”

Pre-registration is required online by June 1 to attend. The $50 registration fee covers a light meal, class materials and professional development.

A current listing of educational opportunities for women in agriculture is available at www.aep.iastate.edu/annie/. The listing is updated as new courses are added.

Please call Warren County Extension (515) 961-6237 for additional information.

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