K-State Research and Extension News
January 07, 2013
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K-State Risk-Assessed Marketing Workshops For Ag Producers Set for February


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Changes in farm legislation, coupled with volatile crop prices have many agricultural producers considering different methods for managing yield and price risk. Kansas State University will host three Risk-Assessed Marketing Workshops during February to address those different methods. Two of the workshops include basic information and one is more advanced.

The workshops, presented by K-State Research and Extension agricultural economists Art Barnaby and Dan O’Brien, will introduce producers to an integrated marketing and production management approach that combines government programs, crop insurance and alternative marketing techniques. 

Among the topics to be addressed are details of crop insurance programs, agricultural futures, put and call options, forward contracts, marketing loans and basis contracts.

RAM workshop dates, locations and K-State Research and Extension contact information for each site include:

  • Feb. 6 - Hays – RAM I (basic) – Stacy Campbell, 785-628-9430 or scampbel@ksu.edu.
  • Feb. 7 – Hays – RAM II (advanced) – Stacy Campbell, 785-628-9430 or scampbel@ksu.edu.
  • Feb. 19 – Hillsboro – RAM I (basic) – Rickey Roberts, 785-382-2325 or rroberts@ksu.edu.

More information, including links to brochures for each site, is available at RAM workshops, or by contacting Rich Llewelyn at 785-532-1504 or rvl@ksu.edu.

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K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
mlpeter@ksu.edu
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Rich Llewelyn – 785-532-1504 or rvl@ksu.edu