2018 Managing the Margin Workshop Series

Categorized: Livestock, Profit Tips, Agronomy, Profit Tips

: Feb 6th

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 in the First Dakota National Bank e-Trading Education Lab (Berg Agricultural Hall 139) using Bloomberg Trading Terminals.

“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 Managing the Margin workshop series provides hands-on learning in the. The workshop series includes sessions I through IV held from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Funding for this project was provided by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Award Number 2015-49200-24226. In addition, support was provided by the following partners: Farm Credit Services of America, First Dakota National Bank, Great Western Bank, and Bryant State Bank.


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.

Each session is schedule for 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm CST.

  • Session 1: February 6 or 13, 2018: Measuring and Monitoring Value at Risk (VaR)
  • Session 2: February 8 or 15, 2018: Using Fundamental and Technical Market Information to Enhance Returns relative to Value at Risk (VaR)
  • Session 3: February 20 or 27, 2018: Aligning market strategies with insurance products according to risk preferences
  • Session 4: February 22 or March 1, 2018: Managing VaR without direct futures contract through cross-hedging

Online Registration

Register online using the form below by February 6, 2018. For more information contact Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist.