Market Outlook Seminar to feature Clayton Pope

Clayton Pope of Clayton Pope Commodities, LLC, will be the featured speaker on Thursday, July 6 at 6:15 p.m. at Lavender Crest Winery, 5401 US Highway 6, Colona. Dinner will be served followed by the local grain market update from Tom Parchert of Big River Resources. Reservations are required and must made by June 29 to guarantee your attendance.

Clayton Pope has an extensive background in the world of agricultural risk management. From managing the largest floor operation in the industry at both the CME and the CBOT, working as a consultant serving many of the country’s largest grain elevators, years of floor trading and order filling (CBOT)¸ and acting as co-Risk Manager in charge of corn for Cargill’s premier farmer consulting group, he has gained invaluable experience. This experience allows him in his current role as owner of Clayton Pope Commodities, LLC to effectively assist today’s farming operations with their risk management needs. Clayton Pope Commodities, LLC is a registered Introducing Broker and advisory firm with eight locations across the country.

Cost for the series is $85.00 and a single session is $30.00 (if not pre-registered cost will be $35.00). To make reservations, please call the Mercer County Farm Bureau (309) 582- 5116.

The Market Outlook Seminar Series is sponsored by the Henry, Rock Island and Mercer County Farm Bureau Marketing Committees in conjunction with: Gold Star FS; COUNTRY Financial- Brent Bigham, Chad Nelson, John Waugh; Compeer Financial; River Valley Cooperative; Wyffels Hybrids; Big River Resources; BankORION; Blackhawk Bank & Trust; Central Bank.