Grain Origination Workshop

Topics Covered

  • Optionality in Cash Contracts
    Discussion of how structuring options in cash contracts can offer
    varying degrees of flexibility for growers to participate in higher prices along with looking at the strength of different position structures and which contracts best compliment various market conditions.

  • Case Studies and Group Exercise
    Comparing results of three structures under separate market
    paths to review why certain contracting alternatives are more effective than others in different situations. A group exercise will reinforce these concepts in a separate historical marketing scenario.

  • Advantages of Proactive Contract Management
    As market conditions change, so should contract structures. We will review potential strategy adjustments that growers may want to consider and how additional value can be added for both the grower and the originator over the contracting life cycle.

  • Grower Margin Management Simulation
    Integrated online simulation incorporating cash contracts, both firm and flexible, to manage the risk of a grower’s profit margin through a historical market.

NASBA Continuing Education (CPE)

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Learning Objective: Participants will gain an understanding of the mechanics of structured grain contracts, including how options add flexibility that can benefit both growers and originators.

CPE Credits:
Learning Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

Delivery Method: Live


If you would prefer to enroll by phone,
please call 1.866.299.9333.


$ for one attendee
plus $50 for each additional attendee

Dates & Time

, – 4:00 PM and
, 8:00 AM –


CIH Training Center
120 South La Salle Street, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL
Nearby hotels

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