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Market Clubs

North Dakota Marketing Clubs

Call your local county Extension agent or local farm and ranch business management instructor for a club nearest you. Most clubs will allow visitors but please check with the club facilitator before attending a meeting.

Marketing Club Information for North Dakota Program PDF

Marketing Club Performance PDF

Market Club Facilitator and Ag Economics Group In-Service

The annual Market Club in-service for market club facilitators and Extension farm economic agents was held Sept. 23, 2015, in Minot at the Comfort Inn.


  • Bio-Energy Update (David Ripplinger) PDF
  • Crop Outlook and Marketing Strategies (Frayne Olson) PDF
  • Farm Bill Update (Dwight Aakre) PDF
  • Livestock Outlook and Marketing Strategies (Tim Petry) PDF
  • New Barley and Wheat Crop Insurance Products (Steve Edwardson) PDF
  • Oil and Gas Outlook (David Ripplinger) PDF
  • Responsiveness of Costs to Crop Profit (Richard Taylor) PDF

Educational Materials

  • Ag Marketing Guidebook (a joint project of the Cooperative Extension Service, Farm Credit and Chicago Mercantile Exchange)
    • Planning the Farm Business PDF
    • Managing Price Risk PDF
    • Marketing Strategy for Grain PDF
    • Marketing Strategy for Livestock PDF
    • Understanding Basis PDF
    • Using Futures Markets PDF
    • Using Agricultural Options PDF
  • Ag Marketing Guidebook Outline (presentations)
    • Planning the Farm Business PDF
    • Managing Price Risk PDF
    • Marketing Strategy for Grain PDF
    • Marketing Strategy for Livestock PDF
    • Understanding Basis PDF
    • Using Futures Markets PDF
    • Using Agricultural Options PDF
  • Self-Study Guide to Hedging with Grain and Oilseed Futures and Options - Chicago Board of Trade. Introduces the fundamentals of futures and options trading and offers risk management strategies and applications, from both a buyer's and a seller's perspective. The booklet also includes a glossary of terms and an answer guide for each chapter quiz. PDF
  • Futures and Options Workbook - Minneapolis Grain Exchange. A great classroom and workshop tool, this workbook defines futures and options with examples, worksheets and self tests.PDF
  • Managing Price and Risk: Case Study - The purpose of this exercise is to let you create your own marketing plan, examine crop insurance, execute contracts and futures/option hedges, and investigate the interaction of marketing and financial risk management strategies. PDF
  • MGEX Agricultural Index Futures and Options - Five ag index futures and options contracts. Full page - 4/page
  • Sell or Store Wheat, Corn and Soybeans Excel
  • Sell or Store Canola Excel
  • Exercises
      • Elevator Contracts PDF
      • Options PDF
      • Purchase Put: Canola PDF
      • Purchase Put: Wheat PDF
      • Purchase Put: Feeder Cattle PDF
      • Window PDF
  • Evaluation PDF
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