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September 9 – Operating in the face of uncertain markets: Where are we?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by today’s speakers addressing the topic: Operating in the Face of Uncertain Markets: Where Are We?

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

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

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Don’t miss this interactive webinar series filled with useful information and advice on getting ahead in today’s commodity, niche, specialty crop, and alternative markets. The September series begins September 9 at 9AM Pacific. (10 AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 12 noon Eastern).

The Ag in uncertain times . . . webinar series resumes on September 9 with Operating in the face of uncertain markets. The September “markets” series will cover commodity as well as direct, niche, and alternative markets and strategies. On September 9, Matt Roberts from Ohio State University and Jim Robb from the Livestock Marketing Information Center will kick off the series focusing on the outlook for grain and live stock markets. All webinar start times are at 9AM Pacific. (10AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 12 noon Eastern)

September 9 – Where Are We? Setting the Context
* Matthew Roberts, Ohio State University – What are Today’s Grain Markets Telling Us about the Future?
* Jim Robb, Livestock Marketing Information Center – What are Today’s Livestock Markets Telling Us about the Future?
September 16 – Where Do We Want to Go? Commodity Marketing Strategies
* Ed Ussett, University of Minnesota – CFFM, Grain Marketing Strategies
* Dillon Feuz, Utah State University, Livestock Marketing Strategies
September 17 – Where Do We Want to Go? 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: (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:
• 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.

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, and 24, 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.