2017 Managing the Margin Workshops

Categorized: Agronomy, Profit Tips

: Mar 3rd

The Managing the Margin workshop series provides hands-on learning in the First Dakota National Bank e-Trading Education Lab (Berg Agricultural Hall 139) using Bloomberg Trading Terminals. The workshop includes 4 sessions held from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

  • Session 1, March 3: Using Fundamental and Technical Market Information to Enhance Marketing Performance.
    Understanding 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, March 17: Using Elevator Contracts, Futures, and Options to Manage and Monitor Portfolio Value-At-Risk
    Identifying marketing strategies given price risk tolerance (coupled with yield risk, production costs, operation financial indicators, and insurance).
  • Session 3, March 24  Aligning Futures and Options Marketing Strategies according to Risk Preferences (pre-harvest).
    Marketing strategies and triggers in a rule-based marketing plans. Evaluations for representative case study farms.
  • Session 4, March 31: Aligning Futures and Options Strategies according to Risk Preferences (post-harvest).
    Evaluating Marketing strategies and triggers in a rule-based marketing plan. Evaluations for representative case study farms. 

This workshop series is developed as a complete series in order to foster continual knowledge building from session to session. Space is limited at 24 participants per session.

Online Registration

Register for this event using the form below. Registration is limited to 24 participants and closes March 1. A parking pass will be mailed to each participant. Contact Lisa Elliott, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Commodity Marketing Specialist, for more information.