Free grain marketing workshops

Winter meetings in Conrad, Cut Bank and Fort Benton will help grain growers learn the basic elements of a marketing plan and how to build relationships with their elevator managers.

“Grain marketing has been a focus here in the Triangle for decades. Even with all the groundwork laid, there is still a huge need to understand the principles that lead to effective grain marketing,” said Mark Major, Montana State University Extension agent in Teton County.

The meetings are organized by MSU Extension agents from the Golden Triangle to give producers a better understanding of basic marketing principles. The target audience is young couples and individuals that are seeking a basic understanding of common grain marketing philosophy.

The presenters for these workshops are Major and other local Extension Agents. MSU Extension has been involved in teaching grain marketing classes across the region almost since its inception.

“The meetings will deal squarely with the basic marketing principles,” Major said.

Meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 18 at The Lobby in Conrad; 6 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the Courthouse Annex in Cut Bank; 1 p.m. on March 4 at the EOC Building in Fort Benton.

The workshops are free, but producers are asked to contact the Teton County Extension office at (406) 466-2491 to register.