Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is partnering with Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach to bring the “Winning the Game” series to ten locations across the state. The goal of these workshops is to assist farmers in creating post-harvest marketing plans to put into practice in a no-risk environment.

“Crop marketing plans and tools take on increased importance in these times of continued tight crop margins. This workshop will help farmers focus on moving grain from storage to the market and using market indicators to make a decision,” said IFBF Commodity Services Manager Ed Kordick.

This year’s featured lesson, “Launch and Land Your Post-Harvest Marketing Plan” will guide participants through six different marketing styles that explore seasonal patterns. A realistic market simulation will help farmers experiment with various exit strategies and further their understanding of the purpose of a “carry” and why it is important in crop marketing.

“This workshop offers practical education based on historical market factors.  The simulation lets farmers practice the techniques during in the workshop,” said Kordick. Past participants not only noted the information presented as being valuable and easy to understand, but most planned to implement the concepts learned at the workshop.

Thanks to local sponsorships, the seminars are free of charge however space is limited. Registrations will be taken at the door, but pre-registration is appreciated for participant materials. See below dates and locations. Below is a list of the workshops - find the one closest to you!  For more information including registration phone numbers visit





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Aug. 21

9 a.m.


Western Iowa Community College

Cherokee County Extension

Aug. 21

6 p.m.


Iowa Lakes Community


Palo Alto or Emmet County


Aug. 23

6:30 p.m.


Franklin County Farm Bureau

Franklin County Farm Bureau

Aug. 24

9 a.m.


The Watering Hole

Bremer County Farm Bureau

Aug. 25

1 p.m.


Peosta Community Centre

Dubuque County Farm Bureau

Aug. 28

1 p.m.


Swan Lake Education Center

Carroll County Extension

Aug. 29

6:30 p.m.


Story County Extension

Story County Extension

Aug. 30

6 p.m.


Clarinda Lied Center

Page County Extension

Aug. 31

6:30 p.m.

Central City

Lynn Dunn Memorial Bldg,

Linn County Fairgrounds

Linn County Farm Bureau

Sept. 7

6:30 p.m.

New London

New London Community Hall

Henry or Des Moines County Farm Bureau