Online course teachers women commodity basics

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University’s Extension Service is offering an online video series to help farm women learn more about commodity marketing.

“Unraveling the Mystery of Commodity Marketing for Farm Women,” is being offered as a self-paced course. It will consist of five two-hour segments, which can be watched at participants’ convenience.

Goals

The course gives participants an introduction to marketing and includes homework assignments. The goals are to help participants more effectively participate in marketing decisions in their farm operations and to help increase long-term sales and profitability to their business enterprise.

Although the course is directed to farm women, it is available to anyone interested in learning more about commodity marketing. Participants must have access to a high-speed Internet connection to participate.

Registration

Registration is $40. After registering, participants will receive a password for the Web site and materials to complete the course.

The registration deadline is May 1.

For more information or to register, contact Kelly Easterday at keasterday@purdue.edu or 574-372-2340.

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