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Pulling It All Together: Managing Ag Enterprises in Uncertain Times

Monday, November 30th, 2009

December 2 – Where Are We? 90 minutes
How is the Ag Risk Environment Changing?
Jason R. Henderson
Branch Executive and Vice President
Omaha Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Also appearing on the December 2nd webinar will be Jon Newkirk, a Washington State University Extension Economist. Jon will draw the key messages together from the Ag in uncertain times . . . webinar series and challenge participants to be proactive during these uncertain economic times.

December 9 – Where Do We Want To Go? 90 minutes
Resources Available from the Regional Centers for Risk Management Education
* Risk Management Resources for each region of US agriculture will be presented, with a panel on how to access these resources.

December 16 – How Do We Get There? 90 minutes
Pulling it All Together
* Using the wealth of information available from the Ag in uncertain times . . . Webinar series.

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 Standard 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/

This link also connects you to all of the previous webinar presentations.

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

November 18th Webinar Recordings

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Operating in Risky Environments: where do we want to go?

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times November 18thth 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:

   Duane Griffith,
   John Hewlett, and
   Jay Parsons presenting:
Operating in Risky Environments: Where Do We Want to Go?

* Q & A session and Closing Comments


Webinar Opening Comments - 6 minutesWebinar Opening Comments - 6 minutes Webinar Opening Comments- Emcee Jon Newkirk
John Hewlett on the Strategic Risk Management Process - 15 minutesJohn Hewlett on the Strategic Risk Management Process - 15 minutes John Hewlett on the Strategic Risk Management Process
Duane Griffith on Determining Financial Health (RDFinancial) - 17 minutesDuane Griffith on Determining Financial Health (RDFinancial) - 17 minutes Duane Griffith on Determining Financial Health (RDFinancial)
Jay Parsons on Determining Risk Preferences - 12 minutesJay Parsons on Determining Risk Preferences - 12 minutes Jay Parsons on Determining Risk Preferences
John Hewlett on Establishing Risk Goals - 9 minutesJohn Hewlett on Establishing Risk Goals - 9 minutes John Hewlett on Establishing Risk Goals
Jay Parsons on the Risk Influence Calculator, Risk Profiler and Stochastic Budget Generator - 15 minutesJay Parsons on the Risk Influence Calculator, Risk Profiler and Stochastic Budget Generator - 15 minutes Jay Parsons on the Risk Influence Calculator, Risk Profiler and Stochastic Budget Generator
John Hewlett on Risk Ranker and Operational Management - 16 minutesJohn Hewlett on Risk Ranker and Operational Management - 16 minutes John Hewlett on Risk Ranker and Operational Management
Q & A following speaker presentations - 12 minutesQ & A following speaker presentations - 12 minutes Q & A following speaker presentations
Complete Webinar - 100 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

November 18 – Operating in Risky Environments: Where Do We Want to Go?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by today’s speakers addressing the topic: Operating in Risky Environments: Where Do We Want to Go?

Presenters include:
* Duane Griffith, Montana State University
* John Hewlett, University of Wyoming
* Jay Parsons, Colorado State University

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Click on the links above to access the various PowerPoint slides and screen shots used to make the presentation.

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

November 18th Webinar – Operating in Risky Environments: Where Do We Want to Go?

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Duane Griffith, Montana State University
John Hewlett, University of Wyoming and
Jay Parsons, Colorado State University

Will team-up to present “Risk Navigator” a set of tools providing the necessary equipment to begin implementing the Strategic Risk Management (SRM) process presented in the November 4th webinar. Each of the 10 steps in the SRM process is designed to help producers manage the five sources of risk faced by every agricultural operation. The process is cyclical and provides feedback and opportunities for re-evaluation as conditions change. The first three steps involve understanding the operator’s ability and preference for setting risk management goals. This tolerance for risk depends on their financial health and personal preferences. Available tools will be discussed that help producers through each of these steps. The middle steps are tactical, which include identifying risks and the outcomes for various management actions, determining the likelihood of each outcome and making an informed decision about how to manage any risks. The operational stage assures that what gets implemented is actually evaluated and reconsidered and that course corrections are made as necessary as the process unfolds. Available tools for these steps will also be briefly reviewed.

November 11th Webinar – POSTPONED

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Ag in uncertain times. . . webinar postponed:
The Wednesday November 11 webinar is postponed to Wednesday November 18.

Technical difficulties after a software upgrade have forced us to postpone the Wednesday, November 11 webinar on Operating in Risky Environments. The November 11 program will be presented on November 18 at the regular time.

November 4th Webinar Recordings

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Operating in Risky Environments: where are we?

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times November 4thth 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:

   Gary Brester – A Dim Or Bright Future For U.S. Agriculture?
   John Hewlett – Strategic Risk Management in Agriculture and Closing Comments


Webinar Opening Comments - 5 minutesWebinar Opening Comments - 5 minutes Webinar Opening Comments- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Gary Brester on A Dim or Bright Future for U.S. Agriculture? - 50 minutesGary Brester on A Dim or Bright Future for U.S. Agriculture? - 50 minutes Gary Brester on A Dim or Bright Future for U.S. Agriculture?
John Hewlett on Strategic Risk Management in Agriculture and Closing Comments - 46 minutesJohn Hewlett on Strategic Risk Management in Agriculture and Closing Comments - 46 minutes John Hewlett on Strategic Risk Management in Agriculture and Closing Comments
Complete Webinar - 99 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

November 3 – Operating in Risky Environments: where are we?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by today’s speakers addressing the topic: Operating in Risky Environments: where are we?

Presenters include:
* Gary Brester, Montana State University – A Dim or Bright Future for U.S. Agriculture?
* John Hewlett, University of Wyoming – Strategic Risk Management in Agriculture
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Click on the links above to access the PowerPoint presentation.

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