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Crop Marketing Online Course

Learn about Crop Marketing - at your own pace.

Crop marketing is a non-credit professional certificate offered by Iowa State University that provides a learning opportunity for those who manage farm operations.

What was once exclusively a face-to-face workshop is now available for you to learn your own pace, available from anywhere in the world. We all rely on crop specialists, and this course uses active learning tools to give you that expertise courtesy of leaders in the industry from the Iowa Farm Bureau and Iowa State University Extension. 

In this course, you will explore the topics of price movements, contracts, basis movements, option values, and creating a successful marketing plan. The class consists of video presentations, learning activities and educational quizzes.  A special emphasis is given to comprehensive planning and risk management.

This course is self-paced, with students completing the content in 4 weeks on average after registration. The course opens on November 10, 2022. You can progress through the course as fast or slow as you want, provided you complete the course content prior to March 15, 2023.


Registration for the 2022-2023 course is now closed. Check back in October 2023 for information about future course offerings. 



Iowa Farm Bureau  ISU Extension and Outreach


About the Instructor

Chad Hart
Chad HartProfessor of Economics and Extension Economist
Iowa State University

  • Crop market specialist for ISU Extension for 10 years.
  • Speaks to roughly 100 groups throughout the upper Midwest each year about ag markets and the factors that shape them.
  • Served as U.S. Policy and Insurance Analyst with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.


Course Summary

Non-Credit Total Cost: $200