Market Outlook featuring Naomi Blohm, Total Farm Marketing

Naomi Blohm, Senior Market Advisor with Total Farm Marketing, will be the featured speaker on Thursday, November 10 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 November 3 to guarantee your attendance. 

Naomi Blohm is a specialist at helping farmers understand how to manage their cash marketing needs.  In addition, she helps them understand the importance of managing basis, delivery point considerations, cash flow needs and storage capacity.  She also assists with explaining, implementing, and managing futures and options strategies for clients. 

Naomi earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Agriculture Business at the University of Wisconsin in Platteville.  She has a Master of Science in Adult Education with an emphasis in Ag Economics, University of Wisconsin, Platteville, and a Master Certificate in Global Education, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.

Additional dates and speakers for the 2022-2023 series include: March 9, Dr. Trent Ford, Illinois State Climatologist; July 6, Clayton Pope, Clayton Pope Commodities.

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 Henry County Farm Bureau (309) 937-2411, Rock Island County Farm Bureau (309) 736-7432 or 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.