Nov 29, 2021

KSU IGP Institute Offers Grain Marketing, Risk Management Courses

Two virtual courses available in April and May

The Kansas State University IGP Institute grain procurement and purchasing course focuses on the mechanics of purchasing raw materials and features detailed discussions of cash futures markets, ocean transportation, contract rules and arbitration.

The risk management course covers futures trading, hedging, and general risk management. Grain buyers and merchandisers learn about managing price risk in a volatile environment.

IGP–KSU Grain Procurement and Purchasing (Virtual) April 5–28, 2022

  • This short course consists of eight consecutive sessions delivered online across the month of April
  • Topics covered include the U.S. Grain Production and Export Marketing System; Overview of Ocean Freight, Dry-Bulk Markets; Container Markets and Freight; USDA Grain Grades and Standards implementation across the export system and how to get what you want; and more

IGP–KSU Applied Agricultural Sales (Virtual) May 3–26, 2022

This course focuses on professional selling in agricultural and related industries. It is especially geared for those who want to explore or enhance their skills as salespeople in agribusiness.

  • This short course consists of eight consecutive sessions delivered online across the month of May
  • Topics covered include What is Professional Selling?; the Sales Process: Prepare, Learn, Communicate, and Evaluate; Understanding Prospects, Potential Customers, and Existing Customers; and more

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Recently Added to Buyer's Guide

Bovizyme™ GA Enzyme

  • Enzyme solution that improves starch digestion efficiency for non-steam flaker feed yards
  • Improved feed efficiency through increased bodyweight gain and lower feed intake

VersaMix Triple Shaft Mixers

  • For mixing applications requiring efficient powder dispersion and critical homogenization of medium to high viscosity slurries, pastes, gels, creams and suspensions
  • High-shear mixer with solids/liquid injection manifold (SLIM) technology rotor/stator

GUC-F Controller

  • Multichannel feeding and dosing controller
  • Control solution for feeding and weighing applications in powder handling applications
  • Flexible and modular design with analog and digital load cells


  • Offers accurate and reliable continuous mass flow measurement of bulk solids with an accuracy of +/- 0.5% full scale
  • Measures mass of flowable solids with densities of 10 to 100 pounds/cubic foot and flow rates from 700 to 7,000 cubic feet/hour


  • 10.1” touchscreen
  • Easy to install in new or existing systems

Sanderson Farms Feed Mill Expansion - Kinston, NC

  • Construction of a whole grain silo expansion (76’ diameter x 145’ tall) to hold 500,000 bushels
  • Expansion also includes a 12’x17’x22’ deep boot pit extension at the end of the existing receiving tunnel


Marketwatch: Jan, 27

US Corn Price Idx: ZCPAUS.CM

open: 6.0509
high: 6.1392
low: 6.0271
close: 6.1307

US Soybean Price Idx: ZSPAUS.CM

open: 13.6827
high: 13.9874
low: 13.6618
close: 13.954

US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

open: 8.0183
high: 8.0333
low: 7.8538
close: 7.9653

US Soft Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: ZWPAUS.CM

open: 7.6378
high: 7.6553
low: 7.4777
close: 7.5549