As events unfold throughout the farming year, students compete in groups, making decisions about when and how much of their wheat harvest to sell. This activity can be part of a farm visit - complemented by a real-world experience and the expertise of a farmer - or it can also be done in the classroom by the teacher.
Students learn about the complexity and risks involved in growing food within a global commodities market. They judge the reliability of official and unofficial market data, make difficult decisions as a team, and calculate their profit (or loss!). The winning team makes the most profit.