The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers a number of resources on marketing and risk management. The pre-plant educational meetings offered by county extension agents often include market outlook information. I am currently scheduled to speak in the Cotton Day of the Red River Crops Conference (January 23) in Memphis, TX.
Extension agricultural economists regularly conduct half-day or one-day trainings introducing the topic of hedging with futures and options. To have one in your area, contact your county agent. In addition, Extension Economists periodically offer Master Marketer workshops, which involve 64 hours of training aimed at developing a comprehensive marketing plan. The 2019 Master Marketer workshop will be in Lubbock, TX January-February 2019. Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu, keyword search Master Marketer. I am scheduled to talk about Cotton Fundamentals (Session 2) on February 21, and also lead a hands-on cotton/grain marketing exercise on March 6 (Session 4).
We also do separate one-day Cotton and Grain Risk Management Workshops that provide this same kind of hands-on learning experience, along with current cotton/grain market outlook and a discussion of current crop insurance issues.