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Planning now for Winter 2013 / 2014!

Opening day will be held at the Ramkota in Sioux Falls, SD.  For hotel reservations call 605-336-0650 and reference the Successful Farming Marketing Academy.

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Why Successful Farming Marketing Academy?

Farm markets are more volatile than ever the last two years. In 2012 it was especially challenging, as the worst drought in 50 years dropped corn and soybean yields sharply lower, and prices rallied to all-time highs. In 2013 weather was still a challenge, however farmers harvested a huge corn crop and futures dropped back to the lowest price since 2010. For most farms, your profits over the last two years were largely determined by how well you managed your marketing. Now more than ever, with less government support payments, your farm’s success--even survival--depends on your ability to use basic and advanced marketing tools.

But the markets have changed as much as farming has. Today’s markets have new hours, new tools, new fundamentals, and new patterns. How can you get caught up, while still running your farm?

We designed the Successful Farming Marketing Academy for farmers like you.

How does it work?

The Successful Farming Marketing Academy is a winter marketing school for farmers. Each course requires an "opening day" of classes at one of four locations, and nine week-night sessions online. Yes, there is homework, there are quizzes, and there is a class photo! But we’re in this with you. We encourage students to enroll with their farm partner, whether spouse, in-law, or parent. We want you to be a better, more successful farm marketer. That’s the final ‘grade’, after all!

Corey Redfield
The Instructors

Corey Redfield

Corey Redfield recently retired as a hedge fund manager for Telluride Asset Management in Wayzata, Minn. He currently teaches finance courses to MBA students at the Carlson School of Management, which he also did between 2002 and…

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The Courses

Introductory Marketing

The Introductory Marketing course is designed to teach basic trading and risk management…

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“Helped me to understand the scope and scale of all the influences that drive the markets as well as helping me learn the basic tools I can use to capitalize on the markets.  Instead of feeling like an outside spectator, I feel like an active participant in the markets.  Because I better understand the markets, I make better decisions and am more comfortable acting on information.

I really like the fact that Al has put together a team of professionals that include people like Cory Bratland, Corey Redfield, and others.  It’s not until you take the opportunity to…


Ed Miller
Rochester, MN