Meetings

    Global Grain Marketing

    January 13, 2014
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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    Illini Center
    200 S. Wacker Drive (Adams & Wacker)
    Chicago, IL
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    This presentation will focus on prospects for the 2014 corn and soybean markets.  Trends in South American weather, Chinese demand and U.S. planting intentions will highlight markets during the next 3 months.  The corn market is looking at an adequate ending stocks projection for 2013/14 but soybean carryout could remain quite tight.  A well-planned risk management strategy should be implemented to take advantage of marketing opportunities.

    Brian Bastings, our speaker, was born and raised in Bloomington, Illinois on a grain and livestock farm.  He earned both a bachelors and masters degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois.  Prior to joining Advance, he worked for a farmer advisory service based in Wisconsin.  He currently is a commodity research analyst responsible for wheat market fundamentals and domestic grain consumption trends assisting in feed grains and soybean analysis.  He assists in the preparation of a weekly fundamental review of commodities for clients and brokers.  He also writes a weekly summary of fundamental market developments and the importance of implementing disciplined risk management strategies.

     Brian has also been a featured guest on a number of national media television outlets.  These include U.S. Farm Report, Ag Day and This Week In Agribusiness.  He has also participated in press briefings at the Chicago Board of Trade and for the Minneapolis Grain Exchange following the release of monthly USDA Supply/Demand reports.  Brian also provides periodic market updates for several radio stations and wire service providers, and has been interviewed by various newspapers and magazines.  He has also been invited to speak twice at the Australia Grain Marketing Conference. 

    Tickets

    $35.00 Member Ticket
    $25.00 Earlybird rate before January 6

    $60.00 Non-Member / Guest Ticket
    $50.00 Earlybird rate before January 6