The summer sun is bright and warm, crops are in the ground and growing and the time for marketing your crops is right around the corner. What better place to sit back and listen to experts discuss markets, marketing strategies and ag-related weather than Destin, Fla., at Brock Associates Decisions 2014, July 22-23, at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Speakers include Richard Brock, Brock Associates, who will provide a commodity price outlook, Dale Aupperle, Heartland Ag Group, who will give an overview of land values and rents and David Behrel and Dale Doucet, with Brock Investor Services, will discuss clues behind picking a top in the market using futures and options.

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Dave Dell, with Brock Grain Systems, will offer his advice on preserving the value of grain from harvest, through storage and transport to market, Kurt Barth and Jason Moss, of Brock Associates, will discuss different aspects of cash marketing, including proper use and timing of various contracts and the multitude of derivatives grain originators construct with various option strategies.

Alan Grafton will provide tips on how your farming operation can seize opportunities, while Drew Lerner, with World Weather, Inc., will discuss how weather and climate change may affect agriculture.

The seminar begins at 8 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, and concludes at noon, July 23.

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Social events include a four-hour fishing excursion, barbeque dinner and a dolphin watch in the Gulf and Choctawahatchee Bay.

Full registration is $195. To register, email Brock Associates at breport@brockreport.com or call 800-558-3431. To make a room reservation, call 800-320-8115, or go to www.sandestin.com/2376A4.aspx, to insure you receive the special rate.

Brock Associates Decisions 2014 is sponsored by AgFirst, Brock, Brock Associates, Kennedy and Coe and Delta Farm Press.