Grain Bins


Participate in the South Dakota Commodity Challenge

Posted on December 04, 2013


South Dakota Corn is launching the Commodity Challenge, an online grain marketing simulation game patterned after a popular game that was put together by Iowa State University Extension.

Game participants will be able to experiment with futures and ag options with real markets – without risking their real money. Each participant will be given an imaginary 75,000 bushels of corn and 25,000 bushels of soybeans to market by March 7th, 2014.

The simulation is kind of like fantasy football for farming. Participants will use a variety of tools to trade their grain that was harvested on October 15th, 2013. The game reflects what is going on in the real world and allows players to try out various strategies. The simulation will track results and post a leaderboard.

The challenge begins when you get signed up and ends on March 7, 2014.

Do you want to become a better marketer? Are you up for the challenge?

To sign up, email Dr. Darrell Mark at [email protected] and say “ I want to join the SD Commodity Challenge!”

In addition, please provide:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone Number

(Your information will be kept private)

After emailing Dr. Mark, you’ll receive simple directions for joining the simulation via email.

For a grain marketing refresher, we have a Marketing Tools Workbook available for participants or anyone who would like to learn more about buying and selling grain.

To view the workbook, click here:

If you have any additional questions, contact the SD Corn office at 605-334-0100.

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