CAPE GIRARDEAU - Agricultural Resource Management Solutions of Cape Girardeau is presenting "Strategic Ag Marketing Outlook Seminar 2005" for local grain and livestock producers. The free seminar is open to area farmers and is designed to provide them with critical information as they complete the 2004 crop marketing year and prepare for 2005.
The Strategic Ag Marketing Outlook Seminar will be presented twice on Dec. 1 at the Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The first session will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the second session following from noon to 4 p.m. A barbecue lunch will be served attendees of each session.
Topics covered will include Commodity Futures and Options, Store Grain Strategies and Marketing Programs, Fertilizer Outlook and Crude Oil Based Energy Forecast and Agricultural Alternatives.
"There is a mountain of information available regarding grain marketing and input pricing, sadly not much of it works to the advantage of the farmer," said Wade Baumgartner of Agricultural Resource Management Systems. "There is a huge gap between what farmer can do with that information and what the big companies can do. We aim to close that gap and help producers gain a competitive advantage."
Presenters for the seminar include Dr. Chris A. Hurt, professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University; Chad Henderson, market analyst with Prime Agricultural Consultants Inc. of Wisconsin; Russ Mothershead, president and CEO of Midwest Agri-Chemico Inc. of Cape Girardeau; and Russ Murray, wholesale representative with J.S. Streett and Company Inc. of St. Louis.
Seating for the session is limited. Local farmers can sign up for the seminar by contacting Baumgartner at 573-332-1123 or tollfree at 1-866-355-2764.
Co-sponsors of the event are the Bank of Missouri, Capaha Bank, Wood and Huston bank, Bank of Advance and the Southeast Missouri Rural Communities Workforce Development Grant through Southeast Missouri State University and the U.S. Department of Labor.