Show-Me Market Showdown

July 14 - Sept.19, 2014

Online registration

Wanted:

Farmers, ag professionals, and other interested parties to compete in MU Extension's Show-Me Market Showdown, an online grain marketing game where players learn about grain marketing by experimenting with different marketing tools & strategies in a low-risk, fun, and friendly competition. Players in the Show-Me Market Showdown are given a virtual grain production scenario and are asked to market their grain using real-time cash, futures and options quotes. Each player’s virtual sales and trades are processed and monitored by a website called, "CommodityChallenge.com," which serves as the hosting platform for the game. CommodityChallenge.com tracks players' sales, trades and marketing account balances, which allows players to assess their personal marketing performance as well as provides the foundation for the competitive aspect of the game.  In addition, throughout the game, players will receive marketing guidance and instruction from MU Extension agricultural business specialists through a blog and email correspondence.  The guidance and information provided by Extension will help players make the connection between grain marketing knowledge and the application of marketing tools and strategies.

Rewards and benefits

  • Enhance your knowledge of grain marketing tools and concepts
  • Improve your market planning and decision-making skills
  • Experiment with different marketing strategies without the risk of financial loss
  • Flexible participation: participate when and where it is most convenient for you
  • Engage in friendly competition with your friends and colleagues
  • Compete as yourself or anonymously
  • Participation is FREE!

Online Registration Form

Two-page Instruction Manual (PDF)

Flier (PDF)

Brochure (PDF)

News Release (PDF)

Funding for this project was provided by the North Central Risk Management Education Center, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and University of Missouri Extension.  The University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management is the developer of CommodityChallenge.com.