When you hear 'futures', 'put options,' or 'call options,' do your eyes glaze over?

You're not alone.

Unless you're a commodity broker, trying to understand futures and options can feel like learning an entirely different language.

My goal with this course is to help you understand futures, puts, and calls, from the perspective of someone who's in your shoes. I'm a farmer and have built my career in the agriculture industry.

If you're looking for a stodgy, boring course full of industry jargon...this isn't the course for you.

If you're looking for a course that brings you grain marketing education about futures and options in a fun, relatable way...then you're exactly where you should be.

What will I learn in this course?

You're going to gain an understanding of when and why you would hedge using futures, buy put options, and buy call options as a commodity producer.

I share real world examples of how we use futures and options on our farm, explain the mechanics, and share when or why you would consider using these in your marketing strategy. The examples focus on marketing corn and soybeans, but the concepts hold true for marketing other grains too.

While this is 201, and builds off the cash grain marketing knowledge gained in 101, it's still a basics course. We are not going to cover complex futures and options strategies. Before learning about those, it's important to start simple, and understand the basics of futures and options. That's what drives all the complex strategies, so building that foundational knowledge is crucial. And that's what you'll learn in Grain Marketing 201.

While this course is fully online and self-paced (so you can take it when and where it works best for you!), you'll have hands-on activities with each lesson. Think: printable worksheets, quizzes, & discussion questions.

Ready to Enroll?

Is this the only course Farm Girl Next Door offers?

Grain Marketing 201 is the second, more advanced course from Farm Girl Next Door.

Cash Grain Marketing 101 is the first course, which is focused on getting you comfortable and confident with your knowledge of the cash market.

The foundational knowledge of cash grain marketing (i.e. basis, cash bid sheets, cash contracting options) gained in 101 sets the stage for learning the more advanced futures and options concepts covered in 201. Click on the 'Cash Grain Marketing 101' image to learn more.

Both courses are pre-recorded and self-paced, and you have access to the content for 1 year.

If you're new to grain marketing or need a little refresher, the best thing to do (and the best deal) is to enroll in the ULTIMATE Grain Marketing Package bundle and enroll in both courses!

People are Raving about Farm Girl Next Door's courses!

"It gave me the foundation that I was looking for and really explained the WHY around some of the basics."

"This course actually exceeded my expectations. I was not expecting to have tangible resources to use but I can see that these will stick with me and prove helpful for a long time to come."

"This course met my expectations perfectly, I needed to learn the basics of grain marketing and Britany did a wonderful job breaking things down at the beginner level."

"It really does hit the basics and gives you a clearer understanding of where to start when it comes to grain marketing. It is a quick and easy way to help you learn much more on the marketing side."

An Inside Look at the Curriculum

What's included in the investment?

Grain Marketing 201 is $199. This gets you access to all the course content and downloadable worksheets, quizzes, and resources forĀ one year!

The ULTIMATE Grain Marketing Package bundle is $375 (saving you $$ versus enrolling in both separately!) and gets you access to both the Cash Grain Marketing 101 and Grain Marketing 201 course content and all downloadable resources for one year.