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About Grain Trading Academy

Kluis Grain Trading Academy is a 10-class virtual program over the course of 6 weeks. Al Kluis and his team have developed a two level marketing curriculum teaching how to maximize the profit of your farm. The classes will teach you how to make better marketing decisions for your farm. Upon completion, you’ll be more confident in your grain marketing decisions.

Al Kluis developed Kluis Grain Trading Academy after spending over 40 years trading commodities and advising farmers. He is the managing director of Kluis Commodity Advisors in Wayzata, Minnesota, and writes the “Your Profit” column for the Successful Farming magazine.

A Tailored Curriculum

Our two course levels include Futures and Options, Charting and Marketing Plans.

YEAR 1 MARKETING

Introductory Marketing is designed to teach basic trading and risk management concepts to farmers, Ag lenders and other participants who need to further their understanding of basic marketing concepts.

YEAR 2 MARKETING

Intermediate Marketing is designed to teach students important trading concepts and advanced analysis methods to increase current marketing knowledge and assist in making more informed decisions.

Our Instructors

Al Kluis

Al Kluis developed Kluis Grain Trading Academy after spending over 40 years trading commodities and advising farmers. He is the managing director of Kluis Commodity Advisors in Wayzata, Minnesota, and writes the “Your Profit” column for the Successful Farming magazine.

Cory Bratland

Cory Bratland is a Chief Grain Strategist for Kluis Commodity Advisors. He formerly worked at Cargill, Inc. as a Grain Trader and has taught seminars and classes for KluisU since 2012.

Learn…

HOW TO READ THE MARKETS

You will learn the basics of marketing, and how to interpret the signals that affect grain prices every day–and night. You will start to learn about putting those signals together to make a marketing plan and be a strategic farm marketer.

HOW TO MAKE A SOLID PLAN

You will learn how to use more tools that let you harness your marketing plan and make it work, and learn good practices that can help you survive tough years, and shine in good years. You’ll also learn how to make the right grain merchandising decisions.

HOW TO USE THE MARKETS TO MAKE YOUR PLAN WORK

You will learn how to use your farm risk management skills as a part of your normal farm routine. You will learn to use advanced tools that let you profit from opportunities in the grain markets, while still managing your exposure to risk.

Testimonials from Past Students

“KluisU helped me take the stress out of my marketing decisions. I now have the knowledge to make the best choices for my farm.”

"Attending KluisU helped me to better understand options trading. I have more confidence in trading to increase the profits from my farming operation."

"Al Kluis and his staff introduced us to charting the markets we needed to watch and provided all of the tools necessary to begin our own charts so we could get a feel for the movement of those markets."

"I look forward to the class next year and would definitely recommend KluisU to all growers."

Take the Next Steps - Learn More to Earn More

For more information, email us or call us at (888) 345-2855.

 

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Trading futures and options contains the risk of substantial loss and may not be suitable for all investors.
Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results.