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Market Outlook with Mark Gold – Sept. 9

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Mark Gold

Mark Gold, Top Third Ag Marketing, will be the featured speaker on Thursday, Sept. 9 at the Moline Viking Club, 1450 41st Street, Moline. The evening will begin with a buffet dinner at 6:15 p.m., followed by an update from Gold Star FS Grain Merchandiser, Mike Schaver and WQAD Meteorologist.  

Mark Gold is a former 20-year member of the Chicago Board of Trade where he was a pit trader and floor broker. During his time on the floor Mark served as Chairman of the Soybean Pit Committee and on the Public Relations Committee. While born and raised in Chicago, Mark earned a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois, giving him unique insights from both the urban and rural perspective.

Mark has also been a floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, International Monetary Market, Sydney Futures Exchange, and the New Orleans Commodity Exchange where he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

As managing partner of Top Third Ag Marketing, Mark is a regular guest analyst on U.S. Farm Report and Ag Day TV. Mark’s twice daily audio grain marketing comments are featured on AgWeb.

The cost for the series is $60.00 and a single session is $18. To make a reservation, please call the Henry County Farm Bureau (309) 937-2411 or the Rock Island County Farm Bureau (309) 736-7432. 

Additional speakers for the series will include:  Nov. 18, 2010 - Darin Newsom, DTN at the Moline Viking Club; March 10, 2011 - Mike McClellan, Mobile Weather at St Paul Lutheran Church in Orion; and June 16, 2011 - Dr. Steve Johnson, Iowa State University at St Paul Lutheran Church in Orion.

The Market Outlook Series is sponsored by the Henry and Rock Island County Farm Bureau Marketing Committees, Gold Star FS, Big River Resources, 1st Farm Credit Services, BankOrion, Patriot Renewable Fuels, Central Bank - Geneseo, Country Bank, COUNTRY® Financial Agents of Henry & Rock Island Counties.