If you’re not yet playing MarketMaxx – the corn and soybean marketing game that can win you one year’s use of a new Gleaner combine or an AGCO tractor – then sign up at www.MarketMaxx.net.

The aim of MarketMaxx is to help improve your marketing skills. Signup deadline is May 31.

Each player has a simulated 100,000 bu. of corn and 50,000 bu. of soybeans to trade using futures, options or cash forward contracts. Each player has a password-secured individual account, and trades can be made at any time until the game ends on Oct. 31.

Eligible farmers who sell their entire allotment of corn or soybeans at the highest average price by when the contest ends will be grand-prize winners. Runners-up will also take home big prizes.

Grand prize for the corn contest is a Gleaner R5 or A5 series combine (up to 100 combine separator hours). The soybean winner receives a year's use (not to exceed 250 hours) of any PowerMaxx CVT-equipped AGCO RT or DT series tractor.

Second prize for each contest is a complete computer system plus software from Syngenta Crop Protection. Third prize in the corn contest is a complete Leica mojoRTK auto-steer system from Leica Geosystems. Third prize in the soybean contest and fourth prize in the corn contest is a DICKEY-john mini GAC Plus handheld moisture tester.

Participants receive the MarketMaxx e-newsletter for updates on the game. It features a contest leaderboard, market commentary from leading university and private grain-marketing specialists, and news. The newsletter arrives in your email box every other week throughout the year.

“MarketMaxx can show growers how to write a marketing plan, then allow them to use futures, options or forward contracts to make periodic sales when prices are high,” says Corn & Soybean Digest editor Greg Lamp. Best of all, there’s no cost to playing MarketMaxx, and no margin calls.

Go to www.marketmaxx.net for more info and to register.