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MarketMaxx 2008

Sign up now for the 2008 MarketMaxx marketing contest to sharpen your corn and soybean marketing skills. And if your corn and soybean market savvy shines the brightest, you could be a grand-prize winner.

Grand prize for the 2008 corn contest is use of a Gleaner R5 or A5 series combine for up to 100 combine separator hours. Grand prize in the soybean contest is use of an AGCO RT or DT series tractor for up to 250 tractor engine hours. Second prize for each category is a complete computer system plus software from Syngenta Crop Protection. Third prize in the corn contest is a complete Leica mojoRTK autosteer system from Leica Geosystems.

To sign up, go to You'll receive a simulated 100,000 bu. of corn and 50,000 bu. of soybeans to trade. You can begin making MarketMaxx sales when the contest begins January 2, 2008. You can use Chicago Board of Trade futures and options, cash contracts and other marketing tools to make trades. The contest ends October 31, 2008.

Because all trades are simulated, there is no financial risk. And you'll gain a better understanding of how futures and options trades work — information you can use to enhance your real-life corn and soybean marketing.

The MarketMaxx Web site features a guide to writing a marketing plan, a marketing library, the latest corn and soybean futures prices and links to a host of market-oriented sites. You'll receive a MarketMaxx e-newsletter, which features stories about contest leaders, market commentary and news that can affect corn and soybean prices.

A guide to MarketMaxx rules and regulations is available at the site. Go to today, sign up and get ready to start trading.

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