2018 Managing the Ag Margin webinar series begins July 24

SDSU Extension
Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers are invited to attend the 2018 Managing the Ag Margin Webinar series hosted by SDSU Extension. The two-week series begins July 24.

“This series will enable producers to frequently quantify and monitor whole farm portfolio value-at-risk (VaR) when adopting various marketing strategies and insurance products,” said Lisa Elliott, assistant professor and SDSU Extension commodity marketing specialist.

The speakers of this webinar series will explain how fundamental and technical information can be incorporated into ag marketing plans. Speakers include: Lisa Elliott; Matthew Elliott, SDSU Extension agribusiness specialist; Jack Davis, SDSU Extension crops business management field specialist and Shannon Sand, SDSU Extension livestock business management field specialist.

In order to foster continual knowledge building from session to session, the webinars have been developed as a complete series. Participants are encouraged to attend all webinars.

Webinar details

• July 24, Session I: Using Fundamental Information to Enhance Returns, 11 a.m. – noon CST.

• July 27, Session II: Using Technical Information to Enhance Returns, 11 a.m. – noon CST (if attendees have questions from the previous webinar, log in at 10:30 a.m. CST).

• July 31, Session III: Measuring and Monitoring Ag Value at Risk, 11 a.m. – noon CST (if attendees have questions from the previous webinar, log in at 10:30 a.m. CST).

• August 3, Session IV: Managing VaR – Marketing Strategies/Insurance, 11 a.m. – noon CST (if attendees have questions from the previous webinar, log in at 10:30 a.m. CST).

Registration details

The webinar presentation will last 45 minutes following with a 15 minute question and answer period. Space is limited, register early to ensure your participation. To register, visit iGrow.org/events.

Once registered, log-in information will be sent to you. If you have questions, contact Elliott at lisa.elliott@sdstate.edu or 605-688-4141.

Funding for this project was provided by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture Award Number 2015-49200-24226. Additional support has been provided by Bryant State Bank, Farm Credit Services of America, First Dakota National Bank and Great Western Bank.