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CBOT Ag Workshop


Two Day Ag Workshop

The CBOT will host a full two-day Ag markets workshop on February 13th and 14th, 2006 with noted Ag consultant and speaker Sue Goll. The workshop will cover in detail a number of topics including the world Ag marketplace, grain flow, transportation, regulation, hedging, basis trading, spreads, market reports, and options.

Commercial market participants, grain merchandisers, hedgers, Ag futures traders, futures companies’ employees, and transportation participants will find this workshop to be a valuable experience. The detailed content to be discussed coupled with Ms. Goll’s expertise makes this a great opportunity for anyone involved in the Ag marketplace.

About the Instructor
Sue Goll is an agricultural consultant with over 20 years of experience as a cash grain merchandiser and futures industry participant. She worked at A.E. Staley for over six years as a grain merchandiser, trading soybeans, soymeal and corn out of the Des Moines, Iowa soybean processing plant, and the Lafayette, Indiana wet milling corn plant. As Grain Division Manager in Lafayette, Indiana, Ms. Goll oversaw grain merchandising, basis trading, truck and rail logistics, contracting with specialty corn growers and originated corn for two wet milling plants. She also managed offsetting hedge and spread strategies for the Lafayette futures position.

Ms. Goll also worked for the CBOT for six years where she traveled worldwide teaching the use of agricultural futures and options markets. She traveled extensively to South East Asia, as well as Europe, working with producers and commercial businesses as they learned to apply futures and options markets to their cash market activities. Additionally, Ms. Goll specialized in the writings of educational materials and authored booklets for the commercial hedger, her primary focus being the practical use and application of futures and options markets.

Ms. Goll is currently a self-employed consultant. In this capacity, she works with domestic and foreign businesses teaching cash/physical market fundamentals, the practical use of futures and options, and writing technical materials for publication. She has clients in multiple countries including South East Asia, Asia, South Africa, Europe, South America, and the United States. Over her career, Ms. Goll has been a member of various Grain and Feed organizations and the National Grain and Feed Association. Ms. Goll is a graduate in Agricultural Economics from The Ohio State University. She graduated with honors, was a member of Towers Honorary and Sigma Alfa professional agricultural sorority.

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