Learn & Go Labs

MPF is pleased to present an expanded selection this year of our complimentary “Learn and Go Labs” – short presentations on relevant topics for your farm/business.MPF Convention Learn and Go Labs

Wednesday, March 15

Location: Exhibit Hall C  |  Complimentary

11:00 am – 11:30 am

  • Intro to New Poultry Biosecurity Website – Learn more about a secure tool producers can use to keep their farm information up-to-date in case of a disease outbreak – speaker from the University of Minnesota.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm  

  • Part 1 – Introduction to Futures and Options – Commodity & Ingredient Hedging LLC (CIH) – including defnitions and terms; benefits and features; and basic strategies 

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Intro to New Poultry Biosecurity Website – Learn more about a secure tool producers can use to keep their farm information up-to-date in case of a disease outbreak – speaker from the University of Minnesota. (This is a repeat of the 11:00 am session.)

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm 

  • Part 2 – Practical Applications Using Futures and Options – Commodity & Ingredient Hedging LLC (CIH) – including current factors influencing forward feed costs; considerations in structuring an initial position; and best practices for effective position management

University of Minnesota Speaker – TBA

CIH Speaker: Chip Whalen – As vice president of CIH’s education and research team, Chip is responsible for the development of our education programs, and lectures extensively both in our training center and around the country. Chip has more than 20? years of teaching experience. He is a frequent author on the topic of managing commodity price risk for a variety of agriculture publications, including Progressive Dairyman, National Hog Farmer, Progressive Cattlemen, Western Dairy Business and AgWeb’s Dairy Today. He has also written for National Hog Farmer.  Chip is the editor of CIH’s popular email newsletter, Margin Watch, a free publication which objectively analyzes forward profit margin.

 

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