Grain Marketing Essentials Workshops

Do you have a marketing plan for your operation?  Which grain pricing strategies will work for you?

With volatile grain market prices this year, now is the time to learn more about grain marketing to ensure you’re positioned for maximum profits despite the downward trend. Attend our 3-session workshop to hear from our guest presenter, Edward Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist at the University of Minnesota. 

Why Should I Attend?

  • Understand the key elements and how to put together a marketing plan.
  • Learn useful tools and strategies for pricing grain.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Seasonal price patterns
  • Carrying charges
  • Risks of holding grain in storage
  • Example farm data and marketing plans

Registration Details:

  • Workshop will run from 6pm-9pm.
  • Cost is $185 for a three-session workshop. 


March 9, 16 and 23
AgStar Financial Services
Board Room
1921 Premier Drive
Mankato, MN



Guest Presenter

Ed Usset
Edward Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist
University of Minnesota

Edward Usset serves as a Grain Marketing Specialist for the Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota, the developers of FINPACK software and a variety of educational programs. Working with his colleagues at CFFM and in extension, Ed developed the award winning “Winning the Game” and “Tool Time” series of workshops. In addition, he manages Commodity Challenge, a grain marketing education platform that uses real time cash and futures data. He teaches "Commodity Markets" at the University. His first book, “Grain Marketing is Simple (it’s just not easy)” was released in September, 2007. You can reach him at