CRM AgriCommodities, the team powering independent online grain marketing platform Graintab, have adapted their popular year-round program of grain marketing courses into a range of modules available on-demand at www.graintab.com/academy. The course has already been taken by a number of innovative farmers, including Ranuld Pattullo of Mains of Kelly, Scotland.
“I find the online academy very useful; it allows me to learn at my own pace, and when I get time,” Pattullo said.
James Bolesworth, founder of CRM AgriCommodities, commented: “Naturally, it was disappointing to have to postpone our usual program of grain trading courses, however we quickly realized the demand was still there and within weeks of lockdown we started to replace our normal format with one-to-one and group online courses, as well as starting Graintab TV, launching Graintab and the online academy. We have now adapted this further to launch an online academy that can be accessed anywhere and at any time, at what we think is a really accessible price point with academy modules starting at £100 + vat.”
Farmers from across the UK have benefitted from the training courses, allowing them to manage price volatility and make better and more timely decisions that avoid them having to take large risks when marketing the crops that they spend so long producing.
Having completed the course, a farmer will clearly understand what drives domestic grain prices, what factors to watch, how to ensure that as much value as possible remains on farm rather than in the supply chain and how to use all the tools available to manage price volatility including price insurance, managing basis and carry with case studies and live examples.
The completely independent grain market academy offers a range of modules on an on-demand basis, as well as live and bespoke training options.
CRM AgriCommodities are also announced that they are now part of the Syngenta partnership program so that farmers can now spend their points on valuable skills and knowledge.