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2018 Managing the Margin Workshops Sign Up Opens
South Dakota Ag Connection - 10/06/2017

SDSU Extension teams up with several financial institutions, USDA and North Central Extension Risk Management Education to host Managing the Margin Workshops beginning February 6, 2018.

"These hands-on workshops led by financial experts provide participants with marketing strategy and risk management information and tools to help them better manage their agriculture businesses," said Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist.

The workshops will be held in the First Dakota National Bank e-Trading Education Lab, on the campus of South Dakota State University in 139 Berg Agricultural Hall (1148 Medary Avenue) using Bloomberg Trading Terminals. Each session runs 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration deadline is January 16, 2018

Space is limited, register early to ensure your participation. To register, visit the iGrow events page. The cost of the sessions is being covered by the grant awarded by North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

This workshop series is developed as a complete series in order to foster continual knowledge building from session to session.

All sessions will be offered twice. Participants MUST sign up for one of each of session I-IV with sessions being taken in consecutive order.

Participants who attend all four individual topic sessions will receive a certificate of training completion.

Session I participants can attend this session either Feb. 6 or Feb. 13. Focus will be - Measuring and Monitoring Value at Risk (VaR).

Session II participants can attend this session either Feb. 8 or Feb. 15. Focus will be - Using Fundamental and Technical Market Information to Enhance Returns relative to Value at Risk (VaR).

Session III participants can attend this session either Feb. 20 or Feb. 27. Focus will be - Aligning market strategies with insurance products according to risk preferences.

Session IV participants can attend this session either Feb. 22 or March 1. Focus will be - Managing VaR without direct futures contract through cross-hedging.

SDSU Extension also collaborates with the following to host Managing the Margin Workshops: Farm Credit Services of America; First Dakota National Bank; Great Western Bank and Bryant State Bank.

To learn more, contact Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist by email at jack.davis@sdstate.edu.

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