SOURCE: Farmetrics

October 17, 2008 16:13 ET

Bunge Farmetrics® Prediction Market to Exhibit at the 2008 National FFA Career Show

Visit the Farmetrics Booth to Learn How You Can Benefit From This Unique Program

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - October 17, 2008) -


2008 National FFA Career Show
Booths #338, 340, 342

The Farmetrics® Prediction Market, an innovative way to gain critical information about planted acreage, yield and harvested acreage for a variety of crops, will exhibit at the 2008 National FFA Career Show, held in conjunction with the 81st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., Wednesday, October 22 to Friday, October 24. Farmetrics representatives will be available to register FFA chapters and schools at the secondary and university-level for the Farmetrics Prediction Market Educational Program, https://www.farmetrics.com/Scholar. Teachers that register their classes at the convention will receive 20,000 Bonus Reward Points for their schools, which may be redeemed for award cards that can benefit their schools.

Farmetrics will be exhibiting in the Indianapolis Convention Center at booths 338, 340 and 342. In addition to Farmetrics spokespeople, representatives from Bunge's Human Resources, Grain, Oilseed Processing (OPD) and Milling divisions will also be attending the show. The National FFA Career Show hours are as follows:

--  Wednesday, October 22:  12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
--  Thursday, October 23:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
--  Friday, October 24:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    

"The Farmetrics program has been an outstanding tool for my classes," said Chris Miller, ag-science teacher, Griggsville-Perry High School, Griggsville, Ill. "It's a way to demonstrate possible careers to our students and bring current events into the classroom. There are a lot of benefits not only to the individual students, but also to our school through the rewards program."

"We are delighted to return to the National FFA Career Show," said Dan Erz, Farmetrics representative and Grain Marketing Specialist for Bunge North America. "We look forward to meeting and registering FFA advisors and agricultural education teachers for the Farmetrics Educational Program. Students have the opportunity to learn more about agricultural markets and career opportunities through Farmetrics, while participating in an activity that may benefit their school."

At https://www.farmetrics.com/Scholar, student participants submit predictions for yield, acres planted and acres harvested for crops such as corn and soybeans. Agricultural teachers determine in which of these weekly contests their classes will participate. Class performance is measured against that of other classes around the country by the accuracy of predictions, as determined by official U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics. The schools with winning classes earn Reward Points that can be redeemed for award cards which can be used by the school to purchase necessary goods and services.

About the Farmetrics Prediction Market for Producers

The Farmetrics® Prediction Market is an innovative way to collect and share crop information from participants around the country. Producers can participate in Farmetrics at www.farmetrics.com. Using their knowledge of the agricultural industry, participants submit their predictions such as local planted acreage, yield and harvest acreage weekly at the dedicated Web site, www.farmetrics.com. This information is aggregated and shared weekly with participants. Active participants also may win prizes by accumulating Reward Points. Farmetrics is the first prediction market tailored exclusively for U.S. agribusiness. There is no cost to participate or win.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Farmetrics® Educational Program is open to schools that (i) are secondary or university level located within the United States, including the District of Columbia; (ii) offer a class that has a curriculum that focuses significantly on the agricultural and farming industry; (iii) have registered with Sponsor; and (iv) have been approved by Bunge. Sponsor will offer Contests and Sub-Contests on a weekly basis, commencing on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. CST and ending on Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. CST. Farmetrics Educational Program is now open. Reward Points are awarded to the most accurate prediction. Prizes will be the award cards described at https://www.farmetrics.com/Scholar. Sponsor: Bunge Global Markets, Inc., 50 Main Street, White Plains, New York 10606. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and the predictions entered. For official rules and more details on how you may win a prize visit: https://www.farmetrics.com/Scholar.

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