Des Moines Summer Seminar - August 2-3, 2018

Why Should You Attend the Des Moines Summer Seminar?

  • Marketing Skills Matter. Margins are tight. Soybeans have traded in a $2+ per bushel range since May. That’s $20,000 for every 10,000 bushels that you now have or don’t have just due to your marketing decisions! You need to make Great Decisions in 2018!
  • Pioneering Ag Market research. From Commitments of Traders to Price & Probability Forecasts© to Techno-Fundamental price ranges to quant funds, Brugler is an industry leader in developing new methods and tools to recognize and capture market value. We deliver analytical value, not just broker opinions on the best shot in the dark!
  • Comprehensive Coverage. We bridge our connections in Washington, NY, Chicago with those in Minot, Amarillo and Springfield to give you updates on international and domestic “money” issues that affect your agricultural products.  You’ll get Alan Brugler’s latest analysis and insights on the broad economy, grain, and livestock markets, with specific strategy recommendations.  Alan or other invited speakers will also get you up to speed on the latest from the trade war front.  David Geiger of WHO-TV in Des Moines will share some powerful insights on working with the media in planned or unplanned encounters!  He will also be freshly returned from a 2 week China trip with NAFB. Seminar co-sponsor Joe Vaclavik will share some insights from his commodity broker perspective.
  • All of us are smarter than any of us. Brugler Marketing clients are a sharp bunch, sophisticated, and open minded to new ideas. Ag producers and industry pros from 13 states attended the 2017 Brugler seminars. This is a chance to meet some other top ag market professionals and swap ideas.

The included seminar notebooks will be black & white, printed 1 screens per page. We will not be offering color notebooks this summer. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own iPad, laptop or other device on the day of the meeting and choose the Electronic Download option. You can then download the color presentation PDF files from our secure server and follow along on your own device. They also take up less room at home! Caution: meeting room electrical outlets will be limited!

Location: Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines, 205 S. 64th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266. The hotel Reservations Number is 515-223-0571.  

Brugler Marketing Summer Seminar Tentative Agenda

August 2

  8:30 am to 9:30 am


9:30 am to 9:40 am

What is the Market Up To?

 9:40 am to 10:40 am


10:50 am to 11:00 am

Global Weather Outlook for 2018 

Update on the AMP Gold Hedging Management Program


11:00 am to 12:00 am

 You're In The Army Now - Basic Training for the Trade Wars -Alan

 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Outlook - Corn Is A Sleepy Bull  -Alan

 2:15 pm to 2:30 pm


 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

The Reporters Are At My Farm - What Do I Do and Say? David Geiger , WHO-TV

 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Outlook - Wheat   - What Happens After a Cycle Low?  -Alan

August 3

 8:30 am to 9:15 am

Block Trading - Good for Farmers? -  Joe Vaclavik, Standard Grain {co-sponsor}

 9:15 am to 10:40 am

10:40 am to 10:55 am

Outlook - The Fed,  Equities, Diesel, Interest Rates and the Dollar  -Alan


10:55 am to 12:00 pm

Outlook - Can Soybean Prices Survive China?  -Alan

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch Provided

 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Outlook - Livestock Situation and Outlook 2018  -Alan

 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Cattle Industry Structural Changes-  Austin Schroeder

 3:00 pm

Evaluations and Adjourn


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