Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Learn About Soybean Contracting, Crop Insurance at July Workshop

A soybean workshop called "Soybean Marketing 1010" is scheduled for late July.
The workshops are designed to help growers new to the soybean industry learn about grain contracting and purchasing crop insurance while under contract.
There will be two sessions of the workshop. The first is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 24 at the Carolina House, 59 Broad St., Kinderhook. Dinner will be served at this meeting. The second is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn off Arsenal Street in Watertown. This program includes lunch.
Two grain marketing experts, Karen Thorp of DeLong Grain Co., and Jeremy Forrett of Crop Growers, Farm Credit East, will present information at the workshops. Thorp will discuss the benefits of grain contracting and how it can improve a farm operation's bottom line. Forrett will talk about how forward contracting and crop insurance work together.
Those who plan to attend must RSVP by July 19 to Julia Robbins at (315) 583-5296 or
Attendance at a "Soybean Marketing 101" meeting also will include a complimentary ticket to the New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association summer crop tour Aug. 13 at Du Mond Farm in Union Springs, Cayuga County. 

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