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September 23rd Webinar Recordings

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Operating in the face of uncertain markets: how do we get there?

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times September 23rdth webinar. Clicking on the icon for either the videoVideo Playback Button or audio-onlyAudio Playback Button version will stream the recording to your location. Download and start times will vary depending on your connection speed. Please be patient, as there may be a delay before the video start button appears on the screen.

Sections for this webinar include:

* Introduction and Background information– Emcee Jon Newkirk
* Speakers:

   Dawn Thilmany – Alternative Markets: Tools for Applying Sound Business Principles
   Raleigh Curtis – Commodity Marketing, Tools for Creating a Clear Road Map

* Q & A session and Closing Comments


Webinar Opening Comments on 7 minutesWebinar Opening Comments on 7 minutes Webinar Opening Comments- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Dawn Thilmany on Alternative Markets: Tools for Applying Sound Business Principles - 30 minutesDawn Thilmany on Alternative Markets: Tools for Applying Sound Business Principles - 30 minutes Dawn Thilmany on Alternative Markets: Tools for Applying Sound Business Principles
Raleigh Curtis on Commodity Marketing, Tools for Creating a Clear Road Map - 22 minutesRaleigh Curtis on Commodity Marketing, Tools for Creating a Clear Road Map - 22 minutes Raleigh Curtis on Commodity Marketing, Tools for Creating a Clear Road Map
Presenter Q&A and Closing Comments - 19 minutesPresenter Q&A and Closing Comments - 19 minutes Q & A following speaker presentations
Complete Webinar - 77 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

September 23 – Operating in the face of uncertain markets: how do we get there?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by today’s speakers addressing the topic: Operating in the Face of Uncertain Markets: niche and specialty crops, alternative marketing strategies

Presenters include:
* Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University – Alternative Markets: Tools for Applying Sound Business Principles
* Raleigh Curtis, past General Manager of Mid Columbia Producers, Inc. (MCP) – Commodity Marketing, Tools for Creating a Clear Road Map

Click on the presenter’s name to access the PowerPoint presentation.

Recordings of the webinar presentations will be posted once they have been compiled under a separate listing.

Operating in the face of uncertain markets – How Do We Get There?

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Please join the Operating in the face of uncertain markets webinar series with the excellent presentations on marketing strategies.

Wednesday, September 23, Alternative Markets: Tools for Applying Sound Business Principles by Dawn Thilmany and Commodity Marketing, Tools for Creating a Clear Road Map by Raleigh Curtis

All webinar start times: 9AM Pacific. (10AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 12 noon Eastern).

The Ag in uncertain times . . . webinar series continues on Wednesday/Thursday, September 16 & 17, with the second in the Operating in the face of uncertain markets “markets” series.

September 23 – How Do We Get There?
* Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University – Alternative Markets: Tools for Applying Sound Business Principles
* Raleigh Curtis, past General Manager of Mid Columbia Producers, Inc. (MCP) – Commodity Marketing, Tools for Creating a Clear Road Map.

To Participate Live in the Webinars: (no pre-registration is required – first come – 500 seats available)
• Equipment you will need: A computer that has a set of speakers and a high speed internet connection (LAN, DSL/Cable Modem, High speed wireless).
• Web link used for the entire series:
http://www.msuextensionconnect.org/aginuncertaintimesenglish/
• This web link opens a screen that has the “Enter as a Guest” option selected. Use this option and enter your name and then click on the “Enter Room” button.
• The start time for all webinars in this series is 9:00 am Pacific Daylight time. Please log on a few minutes early to view information about how to ask presenters questions and to make sure your audio is working.

Prior to the meeting date and time, test your computers ability to communicate with the system we will use. Visit the link below and then click on the “Test Your Internet Connectivity” link on the right hand edge of this page. Follow the instructions provided.

http://www.farmmanagement.org/aginuncertaintimesenglish/

The Ag in uncertain times . . . webinar series runs through December with
• Families facing uncertainty in agriculture, October 7, 14, 20, and 21
• Operating in risky environments, November 4, 11, and 18
• Pulling it all together: Managing Ag Enterprises in Uncertain times, December 2, 9, and 16

All webinars and slide presentations from Operating in the face of uncertain credit, June 9, 10, 17, 24, and September 9, 16 and 17 are available for viewing at http://www.farmmanagement.org/aginuncertaintimesenglish/. All slides presentations for the current series are posted on the day of the webinar on this same website.

For additional information email, westrme@wsu.edu or call John Nelson, 509-477-2176.

September 17th Webinar Recordings

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Operating in the face of uncertain markets: niche and specialty crops, alternative marketing strategies

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times September 17thth webinar. Clicking on the icon for either the videoVideo Playback Button or audio-onlyAudio Playback Button version will stream the recording to your location. Download and start times will vary depending on your connection speed. Please be patient, as there may be a delay before the video start button appears on the screen.

Sections for this webinar include:

* Introduction and Background information– Emcee Jon Newkirk
* Speakers:

   Russ Tronstad – Niche Marketing Strategies
   Rod Sharp – Making a Successful Alternative Enterprise

* Q & A session and Closing Comments


Webinar Opening Comments - 10 minutesWebinar Opening Comments - 10 minutes Webinar Opening Comments- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Russ Tronstad on Niche Marketing Strategies - 35 minutesRuss Tronstad on Niche Marketing Strategies - 35 minutes Russ Tronstad – Niche Marketing Strategies
Rod Sharp on Making a Successful Alternative Enterprise - 25 minutesRod Sharp on Making a Successful Alternative Enterprise - 25 minutes Rod Sharp – Making a Successful Alternative Enterprise
Presenter Q&A and Closing Comments - 17 minutesPresenter Q&A and Closing Comments - 17 minutes Q & A following speaker presentations
Complete Webinar - 92 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

September 17 – Operating in the face of uncertain markets: niche and specialty crops, alternative marketing strategies

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by today’s speakers addressing the topic: Operating in the Face of Uncertain Markets: niche and specialty crops, alternative marketing strategies

Presenters include:
* Russ Tronstad, University of Arizona – Niche Marketing Strategies, part 1
* Russ Tronstad, University of Arizona – Niche Marketing Strategies, part 2
* Rod Sharp, Colorado State University – Making a Successful Alternative Enterprise

Click on the presenter’s name to access the PowerPoint presentation.

Recordings of the webinar presentations will be posted once they have been compiled under a separate listing.

September 17 – Operating in the face of uncertain markets: niche and specialty crops, alternative marketing strategies

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Webinar Reminder – Niche, specialty crop, and alternative markets, Thursday, September 17, with Russ Tronstad, University of Arizona and Rod Sharp, Colorado State University.

All webinar start times: 9AM Pacific. (10AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 12 noon Eastern).

September 17 – Niche and Specialty Crops, Alternative Marketing Strategies
* Russ Tronstad, University of Arizona – Niche Marketing Strategies
* Rod Sharp, Colorado State University – Making a Successful Alternative Enterprise

September 23 – How Do We Get There?
* Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University – Alternative Markets: Tools for Applying Sound Business Principles
* Raleigh Curtis, past General Manager of Mid Columbia Producers, Inc. (MCP) – Commodity Marketing, Tools for Creating a Clear Road Map.

To Participate Live in the Webinars: (no pre-registration is required)
• Equipment you will need: A computer that has a set of speakers and a high speed internet connection (LAN, DSL/Cable Modem, High speed wireless).
• Web link used for the entire series:
http://www.msuextensionconnect.org/aginuncertaintimesenglish/
• This web link opens a screen that has the “Enter as a Guest” option selected. Use this option and enter your name and then click on the “Enter Room” button.
• The start time for all webinars in this series is 9:00 am Pacific Daylight time. Please log on a few minutes early to view information about how to ask presenters questions and to make sure your audio is working.

Prior to the meeting date and time, test your computers ability to communicate with the system we will use. Visit the link below and then click on the “Test Your Internet Connectivity” link on the right hand edge of this page. Follow the instructions provided.

http://www.farmmanagement.org/aginuncertaintimesenglish/

The Ag in uncertain times . . . webinar series runs through December with
• Operating in the face of uncertain markets, September 9, 16, 17, and 23
• Families facing uncertainty in agriculture, October 7, 14, 20, and 21
• Operating in risky environments, November 4, 11, and 18
• Pulling it all together: Managing Ag Enterprises in Uncertain times, December 2, 9, and 16

For additional information email, westrme@wsu.edu or call John Nelson, 509-477-2176.

September 16th Webinar Recordings

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Operating in the face of uncertain markets: commodity marketing strategies

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times September 16thth webinar. Clicking on the icon for either the videoVideo Playback Button or audio-onlyAudio Playback Button version will stream the recording to your location. Download and start times will vary depending on your connection speed. Please be patient, as there may be a delay before the video start button appears on the screen.

Sections for this webinar include:

* Introduction and Background information– Emcee Jon Newkirk
* Speakers:

   Edward Usset – Grain Marketing Strategies
   Dillon Feuz – Livestock Marketing Strategies

* Q & A session at the end of the speaker’s presentations.
* Closing Comments.


Webinar Opening Comments - 9 minutesWebinar Opening Comments - 9 minutes Webinar Opening Comments- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Ed Ussett on Grain Marketing Strategies - 33 minutesEd Ussett on Grain Marketing Strategies - 33 minutes Ed Ussett – Grain Marketing Strategies
Dillon Feuz on Livestock Marketing Strategies - 34 minutesDillon Feuz on Livestock Marketing Strategies - 34 minutes Dillon Feuz – Livestock Marketing Strategies
Presenter Q&A - 15 minutesPresenter Q&A - 15 minutes Q & A following speaker presentations
Webinar Closing Comments - 2 minutesWebinar Closing Comments - 2 minutes Webinar Closing Comments
Complete Webinar - 92 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

September 16 – Operating in the face of uncertain markets: commodity marketing strategies

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by today’s speakers addressing the topic: Operating in the Face of Uncertain Markets: commodity marketing strategies

Presenters include:
* Ed Ussett, University of Minnesota – CFFM, Grain Marketing Strategies
* Dillon Feuz, Utah State University, Livestock Marketing Strategies

Click on the presenter’s name to access the PowerPoint presentation.

Recordings of the webinar presentations will be posted once they have been compiled under a separate listing.

Operating in the face of uncertain markets – commodity marketing strategies

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Please join the Operating in the face of uncertain markets webinar series with the excellent presentations on marketing strategies.

Wednesday, September 16, Grain and livestock marketing strategies. Ed Ussett and Dillon Feuz
Thursday, September 17, Niche, specialty crop, and alternative markets. Russ Tronstad and Rod Sharp

All webinar start times: 9AM Pacific. (10AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 12 noon Eastern).

The Ag in uncertain times . . . webinar series continues on Wednesday/Thursday, September 16 & 17, with the second in the Operating in the face of uncertain markets “markets” series.

September 16 – Commodity Marketing Strategies
* Ed Ussett, University of Minnesota – CFFM, Grain Marketing Strategies
* Dillon Feuz, Utah State University, Livestock Marketing Strategies
September 17 –Niche and Specialty Crops, Alternative Marketing Strategies
* Russ Tronstad, University of Arizona – Niche Marketing Strategies
* Rod Sharp, Colorado State University – Making a Successful Alternative Enterprise
September 23 – How Do We Get There?
* Dawn Thilmany, Colorado State University – Alternative Markets: Tools for Applying Sound Business Principles
* Raleigh Curtis, past General Manager of Mid Columbia Producers, Inc. (MCP) – Commodity Marketing, Tools for Creating a Clear Road Map.

To Participate Live in the Webinars: (no pre-registration is required – first come – 500 seats available)
• Equipment you will need: A computer that has a set of speakers and a high speed internet connection (LAN, DSL/Cable Modem, High speed wireless).
• Web link used for the entire series:
http://www.msuextensionconnect.org/aginuncertaintimesenglish/
• This web link opens a screen that has the “Enter as a Guest” option selected. Use this option and enter your name and then click on the “Enter Room” button.
• The start time for all webinars in this series is 9:00 am Pacific Daylight time. Please log on a few minutes early to view information about how to ask presenters questions and to make sure your audio is working.

Prior to the meeting date and time, test your computers ability to communicate with the system we will use. Visit the link below and then click on the “Test Your Internet Connectivity” link on the right hand edge of this page. Follow the instructions provided.

http://www.farmmanagement.org/aginuncertaintimesenglish/

The Ag in uncertain times . . . webinar series runs through December with
• Operating in the face of uncertain markets, September 9, 16, 17, and 23
• Families facing uncertainty in agriculture, October 7, 14, 20, and 21
• Operating in risky environments, November 4, 11, and 18
• Pulling it all together: Managing Ag Enterprises in Uncertain times, December 2, 9, and 16

All webinars and slide presentations from Operating in the face of uncertain credit, June 9, 10, 17, 24, and September 9 are available for viewing at http://www.farmmanagement.org/aginuncertaintimesenglish/. All slides presentations for the current series are posted on the day of the webinar on this same website.

For additional information email, westrme@wsu.edu or call John Nelson, 509-477-2176.

September 9th Webinar Recordings

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Operating in the face of uncertain markets:
Where Are We?

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times September 9thth webinar. Clicking on the icon for either the videoVideo Playback Button or audio-onlyAudio Playback Button version will stream the recording to your location. Download and start times will vary depending on your connection speed. Please be patient, as there may be a delay before the video start button appears on the screen.

Sections for this webinar include:

* Introduction and Background information– Emcee Jon Newkirk
* Speakers:

   Matt Roberts – What are Today’s Grain Markets Telling Us about the Future?
   Jim Robb – Livestock Marketing Strategies for Challenging Times

* Q & A session at the end of the speaker’s presentations.
* Closing Comments.


Webinar Opening Comments - 11 minutesWebinar Opening Comments - 11 minutes Webinar Opening Comments- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Matt Roberts on What are Today’s Grain Markets Telling Us about the Future? - 43 minutesMatt Roberts on What are Today’s Grain Markets Telling Us about the Future? - 43 minutes Matt Roberts – What are Today’s Grain Markets Telling Us about the Future?
Jim Robb on Livestock Marketing Strategies for Challenging Times - 34 minutesJim Robb on Livestock Marketing Strategies for Challenging Times - 34 minutes Jim Robb on Livestock Marketing Strategies for Challenging Times
Presenter Q&A - 5 minutesPresenter Q&A - 5 minutes Q & A following speaker presentations
Webinar Closing Comments - 5 minutesWebinar Closing Comments - 5 minutes Webinar Closing Comments
Complete Webinar - 96 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio