Ag producers listen up — Do you have a roadmap for marketing success? Are you needing some help with this year's marketing plan? Or, do you just need to know when to trigger your marketing strategy?

If yes is your answer, then plan to participate in Texas Cooperative Extension's new, indepth training program, “The Advanced Topics Series” in agricultural marketing, slated to begin in December.

The program has been designed especially for Texas producers and will focus entirely on advanced training scenarios, said Steve Amosson, Extension management economist in Amarillo.

During its first year, the series will accommodate 10 workshops in two-day sessions at locations around the state.

“We will have recognized U.S. experts as course instructors,” Amosson noted. Each class will offer an environment for improving skills with futures and options with intensive training in using the tools of technical analysis.

Topics will include the commodity-specific segment — “Developing this Year's Marketing Plan — featuring feed-grains, cotton and wheat. Remaining short courses involve ‘Pulling the Trigger”; Advanced Futures and Options; and Advanced Technical Analysis I.

For registration details, call one of these regional Extension economists: Steve Amosson, Amarillo 806-677-5600; Mark Waller, College Station, 979-845-8011; Larry Falconer, Corpus Christi, 361-265-9203; Jackie Smith in Lubbock, 806-746-6101; Stan Bevers, Vernon, 940-552-9941; and John Robinson, Weslaco, 956-968-5581.