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Register for 2017 Grain Marketing Seminars

GUELPH, ON (November 30, 2016) – Grain Farmers of Ontario farmer-members are invited to attend a full-day marketing seminar during the months of January and February. There will be two seminars offered: one will be a combined introductory futures and options seminar and the second one will focus on technical analysis.

Registration is now closed

Seminars will be led by Marty Hibbs, grain merchandiser with Grain Farmers of Ontario. Hibbs is a 25 year veteran futures trader, analyst, and portfolio manager. He was a regular guest analyst on BNN for four years and is currently authoring the Market Side education series on futures trading basics in the Ontario Grain Farmer magazine.

Futures & Options: learn to incorporate options into your marketing strategies

Date Location
January 4, 2017 Guelph ON
January 24, 2017 Barrie ON

Technical Analysis: learn to trade the markets using charts and historical data

Date Location
January 18, 2017 New Liskeard ON
January 31, 2017 Chatham ON
February 1, 2017 Stratford ON
February 2, 2017 London ON
February 7, 2017 Brantford ON
February 15, 2017 Cornwall ON
February 16, 2017 Belleville ON

Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be permitted. To reserve a seat, call Marty Hibbs:  1-800-265-0550; email: mhibbs@gfo.ca; or fill out the form here.

Please note that the dates and locations are tentative and could change. Venue and start time details will be provided through an email with your registration confirmation.

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Corn CBOT May 3.62  04 cents
Soybeans CBOT May 9.50  02 cents
Wheat CBOT May 4.19  15 cents
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Wheat Kansas May 4.17  13 cents
Chicago Oats May 2.18  07 cents
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