The University of Illinois Office for Futures and Options is sponsoring a two-day Ag Markets Workshop on June 15-16 at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker, Chicago. The program will be offered again on Nov. 16-17.

The workshop will provide an in-depth update on the latest trends in the world agricultural marketplace, grain flow, transportation, regulation, hedging, basis trading, spreads, market reports, and options.

Noted agriculture consultant,Sue Goll, and agriculture economist, Eugene Kunda, are slated to teach the workshop, which is designed for grain merchandisers, hedgers, ag futures traders, futures company staffers, transportation professionals, and any professional involved in commercial markets.

Goll has more than 20 years experience as a cash grain merchandiser and futures industry professional. As a grain merchandiser, she worked for A.E. Staley trading soybeans, soybean meal and corn out of the Des Moines, Iowa, soybean processing plant, and the Lafayette, Ind., wet-milling corn plant.  She also worked for the CBOT where she traveled worldwide teaching the use of agricultural futures and options markets.  Currently, she works with domestic and foreign business clients, teaching cash/physical market fundamentals and the practical use of futures and options.

At the University of Illinois, Kunda is the Visiting Assistant Director and Research Associate with the Office for Futures and Options Research in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics. Prior to joining the University of Illinois faculty, Kunda worked at John Deere Agri Services in marketing development. He also served as Senior Economist in Business Development at the Chicago Board of Trade for 14 years.

Cost for the full two-day workshop is $650, and includes all materials as well as a session at the Chicago Board of Trade to observe trading and the daily closing of the Ag futures and option markets.

Read more information about the workshop.

Register online for the June 15-16 Ag Markets Workshop.

The Ag Markets Workshop also will be offered again on Nov. 16-17 in Chicago at the Illini Center.

Source: University of Illinois