Workshop opportunities

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers a number of resources on marketing and risk management. The pre-plant educational meetings offered by county extension agents often include market outlook information.

Extension agricultural economists regularly conduct half-day or one-day trainings introducing the topic of hedging with futures and options. To have one in your area, contact your county agent. In addition, Extension Economists periodically offer Master Marketer workshops, which involve 64 hours of training aimed at developing a comprehensive marketing plan. The 2017 Fall Master Marketer workshop will be in Castroville, TX September-October 2017. Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu, keyword search Master Marketer.

One thing we always do at Master Marketer is conduct a hands-on trading game for cotton and grains. We also do separate one-day Cotton and Grain Risk Management Workshops that provide this same kind of hands-on learning experience, along with current cotton/grain market outlook and a discussion of current crop insurance issues. We have conducted these types of workshops in various settings, including the last two DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summits in Chicago.

 

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