This group is designed for commodity grain and livestock producers of any size and the agricultural professionals that support them.
The group gives farmers the opportunity to share and discuss marketing ideas and strategies, with sessions focused on marketing methods, tools, issues, conditions and trends. The sessions include formal teaching with research-based materials from the University of Minnesota and other credible sources, along with discussions facilitated by regional Extension educators.
Each group formulates a pre-harvest and post-harvest marketing plan that is used to benchmark individual marketing performance. The group meets monthly and typically consists of 10 to 20 member farms.
Slayton offers two groups on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
- Slayton morning group: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Slayton afternoon group: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The fee to join a group is $350 per year per farm.
Come to your first meeting for free to see if the group is right for you.
Join any time during the year. New groups can be opened with a minimum of 10 participating farms.
Contact Dave Bau, Extension educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 507-372-3900 ext. 3906 if you would like to find a group or create a group.