Conference Crowd

Trade Forum

Based on our understanding of grain-producer interests and end-user markets, we believe there is huge potential in adding much greater value to the Prairie grain-economy by shifting away from bulk-trades to specific grades or types of crops. To this end, new sales-channels are needed but this is not going to happen by knocking on doors or staging trade-missions. Luckily, as for everything else, we have the Internet at our disposal to demonstrate to global-markets that we have the capacity to grow crops to end-user specifications, and deliver them to their door-steps.

 

Grains may not lend themselves to one-click-sales to be contemplating an Amazon-type portal where buyers order what they need and get it delivered within days. But at the same time sales-contracts do not have to be negotiated in advance for custom-growth to user-specifications and post-harvest deliveries staged the following year, in theory a cycle that could take two years or more. There are ways of developing sales-channels for specific types and grades of crops, and put them on sustainable market-paths, by aligning producer-interests and end-user requirements.

In this vein, our mission is to start with an online trade-forum to facilitate consultative-dialogue between producer-groups and targeted end-user audiences -- in time we will nurture this portal to develop into a contract-sales platform. Bare in mind that we have no interest in captivating parties (buyers or sellers) to engage in contracts that we take a commission from. Our role will be confined to generating interest by the content we provide, playing a consultative or support role to develop direct sales-channels -- we will only engage in sales-contracts if asked by clients.

 

We will guide the evolution of this consultative-forum to a sales-platform by:

  • Presenting our own experience and ongoing market-research efforts

  • Actively soliciting ideas/suggestions from producers or their associations

  • Actively promoting concepts to targeted buyer-groups in export-markets

  • Facilitating dialogue on specific market segments of mutual interest

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Producer Profiles

We encourage agricultural producers to share their capacity with the world -- upload a few photos of your farm, and send us a few details to promote and we will take care of the rest!

The Prairie Grain Portal will compile the info you post, and, pending your approval, package it into a pinned profile at the top of the forum.  We want to do everything we can to promote you on the global stage

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End-Market Profiles

We will share our research on specific end-markets , and do our best to provide insights into new market opportunities around the globe, starting in the Asia-Pacific region (China and beyond)

In time we aim to build a database of buyer-profiles that can be used to help producers connect with end-markets; as the portal grows, so too will the sophistication and detail of these profiles

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Research Suggestions

Let us know your thoughts on where we should dive deeper for future featured articles.  If there is a specific market, region, or topic that you would like to see us flush out, then start a discussion here so that you can help guide our research agenda

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General Discussion

Connect with other producers and buyers from around the world to share your thoughts and experiences

In our Q&A section, we hope to compile a proper FAQ for the site -- let us know if you have any questions!