It's a group of top ag producers who are interested in improving their marketing and management skills through a commitment to a year of small group meetings with a professional marketing analyst. We meet monthly, in most cases excluding October and May. Exact arrangements will be determined by each group at the first meeting, but the base concept is a 2-hour monthly meeting. The meeting includes an outlook and strategy planning session, an educational session on some aspect of farm marketing, and plenty of group interaction. In addition to "in person" meetings, we also now offer a monthly National Ag Marketing Strategy Group via the Internet, using LogMeIn GoToTraining technology. Life long learning is required to be sucessful in many fields, and agriculture is no exception.
Alan Brugler, President of Brugler Marketing & Management LLC in Omaha. Alan was the editor and Director of Research for the DTN AgDaily marketing news service from 1992 to 2002, and has operated Brugler Marketing since then. Brugler Marketing & Management LLC is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA). Alan is the owner and Principal of Brugler Marketing. He is also an instructor for the Master Marketer programs in Texas and Minnesota, as well as the International Grains Program at Kansas State University. He is also a frequent guest analyst for US Farm Report, AgWeb and a number of agricultural radio and TV programs.
The introductory meeting is usually $45 or $50, payable at the meeting. The annual fee for becoming a Member of an Ag Marketing Strategy Group is typically $450-550, depending on local meeting costs. These dues are is payable at either the first or second meeting. The introductory meeting registration will be credited toward the annual fee for those becoming Members. Rules on guests, partners, etc. will be covered at the introductory meeting or via email. AMSG and NAMSG members also receive a $200 credit from their annual dues which may be applied to an Ag Marketing Professional annual subscription.