SDSU Extension Managing the Margin Workshops Begin April 6, 2016
SDSU Extension will host “Managing the Margin Workshops” on the campus of South Dakota State University. The first of three workshops begins April 6, 2016. It will provide hands-on learning using Bloomberg Trading Terminals at the First Dakota National Bank e-Trading Education Lab located in room 139 of Berg Agricultural Hall (1148 Medary Ave., Brookings, SD).
Space is limited, so register soon.
Topics covered include:
Session 1 – Using Fundamental and Technical Market Information to Enhance Marketing Performance. During this session attendees will learn about testing the influence of fundamentals (e.g. ending stocks) and technical information (e.g. moving averages) on price, and using fundamental and technical indicators to enhance marketing strategy performance.
Session 2 – Aligning Futures and Options Marketing Strategies according to Risk Preferences (pre-harvest). During this session attendees will learn to identify marketing strategies in relation to price risk tolerance (coupled with yield risk, production costs, operation financial indicators, and insurance).
Session 3 – Aligning Futures and Options Strategies according to Risk Preferences (post-harvest). Attendees will learn to evaluate marketing strategies and how to develop adaption triggers in accordance to marketing plans.
Session 4 – Managing Margin Risk When There Are No Futures Contracts: Cross-hedging Alternative Crops and Crop Inputs. Crops (sunflowers and sorghum) and input (fertilizer).
All sessions will be offered twice on different days. Participants may attend all four sessions or individual topic sessions.
Sessions will be capped at the first 18 participants to register to ensure all participants have access to the Bloomberg terminals.
Lunch will be provided.
Session 1 will be held Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Session 1 will also be offered Friday, April 8, 2016 from noon to 5 p.m.
Session 2 will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (USDA-WASDE Report Release date) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Session 2 will also be offered Friday, April 15, 2016 from noon to 5 p.m.
Session 3 will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Session 3 will also be held Friday, April 22, 2016 from noon to 5 p.m.
Session 4 will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Session 4 will also be held Friday, April 29, 2016 from noon to 5 p.m.
Participants who attend all four individual topic sessions will receive a certificate of training completion.
If you have questions about this workshop series, please contact Lisa Elliott, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Commodity Marketing Specialist at 605-688-4855 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register visit iGrow.org/store. Cost for early registration is $45 per person per session or $140 per person to attend Session 1 through 4. For early registration deadlines visit, iGrow.org/store. Late Registration fee is $65 per person per session, if space is available.
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