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'Winning the Game' workshops simulate grain marketing decisions

November 12, 2007

This marks the third year in which the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension has offered "Winning the Game" grain marketing workshops. More than 300 producers have participated in Winning the Game sessions.

Developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management, these workshops simulate real-life grain marketing decisions, enabling farmers to practice marketing without the risk of losing actual money. During the workshops, participants put their marketing skills to work, making grain marketing decisions based on actual market information.

In "Winning the Game 4: Launch and Land Your Post-Harvest Marketing Plan," participants learn how to size up the market after harvest.

In the newest workshop in the Winning the Game series, participants will write their own post-harvest plan and practice exit strategies during yet another marketing game simulation.

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Workshops: Winning the Game 4: Launch and Land your Post-Harvest Plan, Dec. 4 - Boonsboro, Extension Office, Contact Jeff Semler at 301-791-1304, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dec. 14 - Mt. Airy, Calvary Methodist Church, Contact Doug Tregoning at 301-590-2809, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Workshops are open to all and if special assistance is required please notify the contact five days prior to the meeting. It is the policy of the University of Maryland and Maryland Cooperative Extension that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, or disability.

The cost of the workshops is $10, which includes refreshments and materials. Pre-registration is required five days prior to the scheduled meeting. This program is sponsored by Maryland Soybean Board, Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board, Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit, Colonial Farm Credit, United States Department of Agriculture and NorthEast Center for Risk Management.

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