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December 16, 2010 Webinar Recordings

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Volatility and Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Where are we, where do we want to go, how do we get there?

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times December 16th, 2010 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 Ramiro Lobo
* Speakers:
   Roberta Cook on Volatility and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
   Kynda Curtis on Managing Risk in Fruit & Vegetable Production
* Q & A session and Closing Comments


Webinar Opening Comments - 4 minutesWebinar Opening Comments - 4 minutes Webinar Opening Comments- Emcee Ramiro Lobo
Roberta Cook on Volatility and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - 40 minutesRoberta Cook on Volatility and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - 40 minutes Roberta Cook on Volatility and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Kynda Curtis on Managing Risk in Fruit & Vegetable Production - 21 minutesKynda Curtis on Managing Risk in Fruit & Vegetable Production - 21 minutes Kynda Curtis on Managing Risk in Fruit & Vegetable Production
Q & A following speaker presentations - 10 minutesQ & A following speaker presentations - 10 minutes Q & A following speaker presentations
Complete Webinar - 85 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

December 16, 2010: Volatility and Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by today’s speakers addressing the topic: Volatility and Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Presenters include:
  * Roberta Cook, Marketing Economist, University of California, Davis – Volatility and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

  * Kynda Curtis, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Utah State University – Managing Risk in Fruit & Vegetable Production
 
 
Click on the links above to access the various PowerPoint presentations.

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

December 15, 2010 Webinar Recordings

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Volatility and Grains

Where are we, where do we want to go, how do we get there?

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times December 15th, 2010 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:
   Ed Allen on Fundamentals Moving the Wheat Market: Supply and Demand, Corn and Soybeans
   Duane Griffith on Managing Volatility in The Grain Markets
* Q & A session and Closing Comments


Webinar Opening Comments - 6 minutesWebinar Opening Comments - 6 minutes Webinar Opening Comments- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Ed Allen on Fundamentals Moving the Wheat Market: Supply and Demand, Corn and Soybeans - 27 minutesEd Allen on Fundamentals Moving the Wheat Market: Supply and Demand, Corn and Soybeans - 27 minutes Ed Allen on Fundamentals Moving the Wheat Market: Supply and Demand, Corn and Soybeans
Duane Griffith on Managing Volatility in The Grain Markets - 28 minutesDuane Griffith on Managing Volatility in The Grain Markets - 28 minutes Duane Griffith on Managing Volatility in The Grain Markets
Q & A following speaker presentations - 14 minutesQ & A following speaker presentations - 14 minutes Q & A following speaker presentations
Complete Webinar - 86 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

December 15, 2010: Volatility and Grains

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by today’s speakers addressing the topic: Volatility and Grains

Presenters include:
  * Ed Allen, International Grains Team, USDA-ERS – Fundamentals Moving the Wheat Market: Supply and Demand, Corn and Soybeans

  * Duane Griffith, Extension Farm Management Specialist, Montana State University – Managing Volatility in The Grain Markets
  – Futures, Options, Combo Analysis tool
 
 
Click on the links above to access the various PowerPoint presentations.

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

December 15-16: Managing Volatility In Agriculture Web Seminar Series

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Join us beginning December 8 for an engaging web seminar series on Managing Volatility in Agriculture. Each web seminar begins at 9:00 am Pacific, 10:00 am Mountain, 11:00 am Central and 12:00 pm Eastern.
The Ag in Uncertain Times web seminar series is fortunate to have presenters with a sound grasp of the issues surrounding volatility in markets and the tools that are available to help farms and ranches deal with the risks that follow. Agriculture has always faced ups and downs in prices. The rate of change of the factors impacting the agricultural economy seems to be accelerating. Volatility is a common discussion issue where ever farmers and ranchers or their lenders and accountants gather. If the future mimics the recent past, the importance of managing volatility will continue to grow for American agricultural producers.

December 15: Volatility and Grains
Ed Allen, International Grains Team, USDA-ERS and Duane Griffith, Extension Farm Management Specialist, Montana State University will address current conditions and future volatility in the grain markets and explain how this type of volatility provides new marketing opportunities for producers. A review of tools available to take advantage of relatively high markets, when they appear, will also be covered.

December 16: Volatility and Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Roberta Cook, Ph.D., Marketing Economist, University of California, Davis, will lead this session by highlighting and discussing major risk factors, issues and trends causing volatility in the fruit and vegetable industry while presenting strategies for the industry to be successful in the 21st century. Kynda Curtis, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Utah State University will provide an overview and discuss several management tools available to minimize the risk and volatility to a fruit and vegetable producing operation.

Links will be provided by the panel for additional information and resources available to participants.

Who Should Attend?
Agricultural lenders, producers, producer organizations, not-for-profit organizations, extension specialists and educators, agency personnel, crop insurance industry personnel, policy makers, and Ag College Leaders.

To Participate:
• No pre-registration is required, however each seminar is limited to 500 users. Sign- on is first come.
• Equipment needed:
– A computer with speakers/headphoneso A high speed internet connection (LAN, DSL/cable modem, high-speed wireless)
• To join a seminar, visit:
www.msuextensionconnect.org/aginuncertaintimes.
• 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 seminars in this series is 9:00 am Pacific. 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 computer’s ability to communicate with the system we will use. Visit
AgInUncertainTimes.FarmManagement.org and click on the Test Your Internet Connectivity link on the right hand edge of this page. Follow the instructions provided.

For other inquiries, please contact the WSU Western Center for Risk Management Education 509-477-2196, westrme.wsu.edu.

December 9, 2010 Webinar Recordings

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Volatility and the Livestock Industry

Where are we, where do we want to go, how do we get there?

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times December 9th, 2010 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 on Cattle Market Situation
   John Hewlett on Managing Volatility in Livestock Commodities
* Q & A session and Closing Comments


Webinar Opening Comments - 7 minutesWebinar Opening Comments - 7 minutes Webinar Opening Comments- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Gary Brester on Cattle Market Situation - 30 minutesGary Brester on Cattle Market Situation - 30 minutes Gary Brester on Cattle Market Situation
John Hewlett on Managing Volatility in Livestock Commodities - 38 minutesJohn Hewlett on Managing Volatility in Livestock Commodities - 38 minutes John Hewlett on Managing Volatility in Livestock Commodities
Q & A following speaker presentations - 12 minutesQ & A following speaker presentations - 12 minutes Q & A following speaker presentations
Complete Webinar - 86 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

December 8, 2010 Webinar Recordings

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Volatility in American Agriculture

Where are we, where do we want to go, how do we get there?

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times December 8th, 2010 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:
   Daniel Sumner on Economics of Volatility in Agricultural Markets
   Danny Klinefelter on Managing Volatility in Agriculture
* Q & A session and Closing Comments


Webinar Opening Comments - 4 minutesWebinar Opening Comments - 4 minutes Webinar Opening Comments- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Daniel Sumner on Economics of Volatility in Agricultural Markets - 30 minutesDaniel Sumner on Economics of Volatility in Agricultural Markets - 30 minutes Daniel Sumner on Economics of Volatility in Agricultural Markets
Danny Klinefelter on Managing Volatility in Agriculture - 28 minutesDanny Klinefelter on Managing Volatility in Agriculture - 28 minutes Danny Klinefelter on Managing Volatility in Agriculture
Q & A following speaker presentations - 16 minutesQ & A following speaker presentations - 16 minutes Q & A following speaker presentations
Complete Webinar - 76 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

December 9, 2010: Volatility and the Livestock Industry

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by today’s speakers addressing the topic: Volatility and the Livestock Industry

Presenters include:
  * Gary Brester, Professor, Montana State University – Cattle Market Situation

  * John Hewlett, Ranch/Farm Management Specialist, University of Wyoming – Managing Volatility in Livestock Commodities
 
  Tools mentioned in John’s webinar presentation:
    – Farm Management Wiki: RDFinancial
    – Farm Management Wiki: Futures, Options, LRP Comparison
    – Farm Management Wiki: Cull Cow Marketing and Feeding Alternatives
    – Farm Management Wiki: LRP Lamb
    – Farm Management Wiki: Risk Navigator
    – RightRisk
    – USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA)
 
 
Click on the links above to access the various PowerPoint presentations.

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

December 8, 2010: Volatility in American Agriculture

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by today’s speakers addressing the topic: Volatility in American Agriculture

Presenters include:
  * Daniel Sumner, Director, University of California, Agricultural Issues Center, and Professor, University of California, Davis – Economics of Volatility in Agricultural Markets
  – Daniel Sumner’s volatility spreadsheets

  * Danny Klinefelter, Professor, Texas A&M University and Extension Economist, Texas AgriLife Extension – Managing Volatility in Agriculture
 
 
Click on the links above to access the various PowerPoint presentations.

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