Lafayette Trading Academy 2018

Join us for our 7th year of the Lafayette Trading Academy! 

Al Kluis and his team have developed a one-of-a-kind Grain Marketing Academy. We held the first Lafayette Trading Academy class in 2012.  We have really enjoyed watching our students succeed.  

For most farms, profits over the last three years were largely determined by how well you managed your marketing. Grain marketing has changed, so how you market needs to change too. Today’s markets have new hours, new tools, new fundamentals, and new patterns. How can you make the right decisions and have the confidence to pull the trigger at the right time?  By learning more you can earn more.  That is why we started the Lafayette Trading Academy. Most farmers spend time learning all they can about how to produce a larger crop. We want to help you harvest more dollars per acre.

We designed the Lafayette Trading Academy for farmers, ag lenders and other participants who need to further their understanding of grain marketing concepts. We recommend most students start with our Introductory course (call and we can discuss your level).  Introductory Marketing is designed to teach basic trading and risk management concepts. We also offer an Intermediate and Advanced Marketing course.

How does it work?

The course requires two weekend sessions on-site in Minneapolis and six week-night online webinar sessions.  Webinar sessions will be archived for registered students who are unable to attend the live webinar.

The Lafayette Trading Academy Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced classes start January 13, 2018 and run through February 24, 2018.

Each Course level includes 13 classes that start and end with an in-person session with Al Kluis and his team in Minneapolis. All other classes are online.

Classes start January 13, 2018!  For more information go to or call 888-345-2855.