2024 Grain Traders Workshop

Sep 11, 2024 9:00AM—4:00PM


Wintergreen Conference Center 60 Gasser Rd. Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

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This course is designed to:

  • Introduce attendees on the process of merchandizing
  • Familiarize attendees with the process of grain from farm to commercial storage and ultimately the end user
  • Explain the futures and options markets and how/when to use those derivative markets to hedge physical grain positions
  • Get attendees thinking about their position as an aggregate basis position rather than a series of individual transactions
  • Examine the interactive relationship between basis, futures and forward spread and learn how to respond to carry and inverse environments
  • Show some simple grain accounting to get a sense of what your accounting software is doing but more importantly, to gid deeper into how the daily flow of grain is accumulated into a position, creating opportunities in the local basis market
  • Introduce attendees to some basic grain origination contracts that can be used to increase a company’s handle