Hello to the guys and gals at et. I am new to trading and still snow plowing down the bunny slopes. I have an Etrade account which i buy and sell stocks and mutual funds. I want to get into commodity trading and have just downloaded and waiting for my min 10k to get to the futures trading account at etrade. I will not make any trades until i feel that i am competent enough to make smart decisions. I am an ag business major at cal poly san luis obispo and will get into trading full time when i graduate in less then 6 months. Ok here is my idea tell me what u think. I will make some kind of a questionnaire and pass them around to the faculty at the agriculture department. On this questionnaire I will ask questions on where and why they feel the prices will be going for all the ag commodities traded. these professors are experts in thier respective fields. then i will compile all the data and see if there is any smart futures trades. I know that this probably will not work as a means of making money but i do feel it will get my brain working in the right direction on forecasting prices. This is my first attempt at this strategy so i would like some input on questions or just about anything related to this thread. If its a crappy idea tell me. thank you.