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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

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:
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.

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.

June 24th Webinar in MP3 Format

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Click on a presentation component below to either view a video recording of the live, webinar event or to download an MP3 audio track for playback on your favorite player.

June 24 – How Do We Get There?
Webinar Opening Comments - 9 minutesWebinar Opening Comments - 9 minutes Webinar Opening Comments- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Duane Griffith on RDFinancial - 31 minutesDuane Griffith on RDFinancial - 31 minutes Duane Griffith – Extension Specialist, Montana State University on RDFinancial
Dale Nordquist on FINPACK - 21 minutesDale Nordquist on FINPACK - 21 minutes Dale Nordquist – Extension Specialist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota on FINPACK
Dale Nordquist on AgPlan - 9 minutesDale Nordquist on AgPlan - 9 minutes Dale Nordquist – Extension Specialist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota on AgPlan
Presenter Q&A - 10 minutesPresenter Q&A - 10 minutes Q & A session following speaker presentations
Webinar Closing Comments - 4 minutesWebinar Closing Comments - 4 minutes Webinar Closing Comments
Complete Webinar with Panel - 89 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

June 24th Webinar Recordings

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times June 24th webinar. Clicking on the picture of one of the videos 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 – Extension Specialist, Montana State University
   Dale Nordquist – Extension Specialist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota

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

Webinar Opening Comments

Webinar Opening Comments
9 minutes

Duane Griffith on RDFinancial

Duane Griffith on RDFinancial
31 minutes

Dale Nordquist on FINPACK

Dale Nordquist on FINPACK
21 minutes

Dale Nordquist on AgPlan

Dale Nordquist on AgPlan
9 minutes

Panel Q&A

Presenter Q&A
10 minutes

Webinar Closing Comments

Webinar Closing Comments
4 minutes

June 24 – How Do We Get There?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Below are links to the PowerPoint slides presented by a panel of agricultural lenders addressing the topic Ag In Uncertain Times: Where Are We?

Presenters include:
* Duane Griffith – Extension Specialist, Montana State University
RDFinancial Handout (distributed at the beginning of the session
RDFinancial in the Farm Management Wiki

* Dale Nordquist – Extension Specialist, Center for Farm Financial Management,
University of Minnesota
More information on FINPACK
More information on AgPlan

Click on the presenter names to access the PowerPoint presentations made by each panel member.

A recording of the webinar presentations will be posted once it has been compiled under a separate listing.

Operating in the face of uncertain credit: How Do We Get There?

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

FINAL WEBINAR IN THE SERIES!!! June 24, 9 AM Pacific

* Duane Griffith – Extension Specialist, Montana State University
* Dale Nordquist – Extension Specialist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota

Duane Griffith will demonstrate how a very condensed version of financial statements, RDFinancial, can help educators and producers understand why a complete financial analysis of an operation is important. Griffith will illustrate concepts covered by all of the previous speakers, including an increased emphasis on liquidity, the need to understand the financial impact family goals may have on the business, and accurate measures of repayment capacity.
   The flow of information between financial statements will be demonstrated and how poorly prepared financial analysis can lead to poor management decisions and possibly financial disaster. Understanding your financial ratios and measures will also be discussed as a way to communicate effectively with your lender using an accurate set of information.

Dale Nordquist will discuss FINPACK, a comprehensive farm financial planning and analysis program. Dale will also present on AgPlan, an online farm business planning tool that allows you to develop a business plan; learn what you need to include through tips and resources; view sample plans for ideas; and, share the plan with educators, lenders or consultants.

The series is targeted towards providing information that helps producers make informed decisions and improves ag professional’s ability to work with their farm and ranch customers/clients. Each session is scheduled for 60 to 90 minutes with plenty of opportunity for the participants to interact with the presenters. All webinar start times are at 9AM Pacific. (10AM Mountain, 11 AM Central, and 12 noon Eastern)

• 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:
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.

• If you are unable to join the live webinar due to technical problems (click here for help) OR if the webinar room seat limit has been exceeded, please check back here (http://FarmManagement.org/AgInUncertainTimes) to access the recorded version. We will post the recording as soon as the compiled version is available.

The Ag in uncertain times webinar series runs through December with
• Operating in the face of uncertain credit, June 9, 10, 17, and 24
• Operating in the face of uncertain markets, September 9, 16, and 23
• Families facing uncertainty in agriculture, October 7, 14, 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

The slide presentations and recordings of the webinars from the June 9, June 10 and June 17 programs are posted on the following web site along with the recordings of the very informative presentations by Dr. David Kohl, Jay Penick, Curt Covington, Chris Beyerhelm, Joel Lorenzen, Cori Price and Robert Syron. To find the presentations and for additional information about topics and speakers for this webinar series, please visit: http://farmmanagement.org/aginuncertaintimes

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

• Note: Consider subscribing to these webpages via the RSS feed. You will be notified of additions to the site automatically.

First Three Webinars Now in MP3 Format

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Click on a presentation component below to either view a video recording of the live, webinar event or to download an MP3 audio track for playback on your favorite player.

June 17 – Where Do We Want to Go? a panel of agri-business professionals
Panel Introduction - 9 minutes Introduction and Background information- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Joel Lorenzen Presentation - 23 minutes Joel Lorenzen – Chief Credit Officer, Farm Credit Services Southwest
Cori Price Presentation - 19 minutes Cori Price – VP Senior Loan Officer South Valley Bank Lakeview Oregon
Bob Syron Presentation - 23 minutes Bob Syron – Director of Credit for Wilbur Ellis
Panel Q&A - 15 minutes Q & A session at the end of all speaker’s presentations
Complete Webinar with Panel - 89 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

June 10 – Where Are We? a panel of agricultural lenders
Lender Panel Introduction - 6 minutes Introduction and Background information- Emcee Jon Newkirk
Jay Penick Presentation - 19 minutes Jay Penick – President & CEO, Northwest Farm Credit Services
Curt Covington Presentation - 22 minutes Curt Covington – Senior Vice President & Credit Risk Manager, Bank of the West
Chris Beyerhelm Presentation - 25 minutes Chris Beyerhelm – Assistant Deputy Administrator – Farm Service Agency Farm Loan programs
Lender Panel Q&A - 23 minutes Q & A session at the end of all speaker’s presentations
Complete Webinar with Lender Panel - 95 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

Operating in the face of uncertain credit
June 9 – What’s Around the Corner & Down the Road?
David Kohl Introduction - 9 minutes Introduction of Dr. Kohl- Emcee Jon Newkirk
David Kohl Presentation - 45 minutes Presentation by Dr. David M. Kohl
David Kohl Q & A - 28 minutes Q & A with Dr. Kohl
Complete Webinar with David Kohl - 82 minutes Compliation of the ENTIRE webinar audio

June 17th Webinar Recordings

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The links below are to the recorded session of the Ag In Uncertain Times June 17th webinar. Clicking on the picture of one of the videos 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:

   Joel Lorenzen – Chief Credit Officer, Farm Credit Services Southwest
   Cori Price – VP Senior Loan Officer South Valley Bank Lakeview Oregon
   Bob Syron – Director of Credit for Wilbur Ellis

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

Panel Introduction

Panel Introduction
9 minutes

Joel Lorenzen Presentation

Joel Lorenzen Presentation
23 minutes

Cori Price Presentation

Cori Price Presentation
19 minutes

Bob Syron Presentation

Bob Syron Presentation
26 minutes

Panel Q&A

Panel Q&A
15 minutes

Leverage is a Killer

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Please expand upon the comment “leverage is a killer”.