From Brent Young, Regional Extension Specialist at CSU 

Many agricultural producers don’t feel confident in their abilities to market the commodities they produce. In today’s agricultural business environment of low commodity markets, high input costs and slim or non-existent margins, marketing skills are essential. In an effort to help farmers and ranchers improve their marketing skills, CSU Extension Ag Economist, Dr. Brent Young is offering a series of ag marketing webinars.

The Basic Ag Marketing Lunch and Learn webinar series is meant to be an introductory course covering the mechanics of cash, futures, and options markets. This webinar is designed to meet the needs of agriculture producers who are new to commodity marketing and are looking for techniques to improve the prices they receive for their crops and livestock.

The webinar format is interactive and will allow for live questions. Each webinar session will be recorded for review if you miss a session or for additional viewing to clarify concepts.

The webinars will be held from noon to 2pm, Thursdays in February (6, 13, 20, & 27). One fee of $15 covers all four sessions.  To register online go to https://agmarketinglunchnlearn.eventbrite.com . For more information contact Brent Young at 970-522-7207 or email at brent.young@colostate.edu.