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Webster County Extension to offer grain marketing class

Women Marketing Grain, a four-week course designed to help farm women learn market strategies and stay on track for long-term market success, is being offered by Webster County Extension.

Classes begin July 20 and continue through Aug. 10. Online registration is available at www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag. Registrations must be made by midnight July 13 online. Cost is $75.

Farm women participating in Women Marketing Grain become better business partners and owners by learning to manage and organize critical information for their own farms, while establishing networks with other farm women and agriculture business professionals.

According to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach farm specialist, Kelvin Leibold, Women Marketing Grain participants will know more about identifying crop prices and marketing costs, understanding price movements and utilizing a variety of crop marketing tools.

“Our goal is to provide a program that is of great interest and value. Each session includes presentations, discussions and hands-on activities,” Leibold said.

“In addition, guest speakers share their personal experiences and knowledge to help women become better business partners and owners,” said Leibold.

Classes will be held at the Webster County Extension Office, which is located at 217 S. 25th St., Fort Dodge.

“Women Marketing Grain empowers women by offering a valuable set of business-based workshops. The program helps participants learn market strategies and how to stay on track for long-term marketing success,” said Madeline Schultz, ISU Extension and Outreach Women in Agriculture Program Manager.

For more information, contact Linda Cline by phone at 515-576-2119 or via e-mail at lcline@iastate.edu. Register online at www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag.

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