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Deadline Extended for Risk-Assessed Ag Marketing Workshops
Kansas Ag Connection - 01/29/2013

For anyone who finds crop insurance confusing and marketing their grain overwhelming -- K-State Research and Extension has a workshop for you.

Three Risk-Assessed Marketing (RAM) Workshops during February will address these issues -- two of which will present basic information and one that is more advanced. Two of the workshops will be in Hays and one in Hillsboro. The registration deadline for the Hays locations has been extended to Feb. 4. The deadline for the Hillsboro workshop is Feb. 15.

These workshops use a case study, with participants managing a typical grain farm, said Stacy Campbell, extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Ellis County. Participants will have the opportunity to select type and level of crop insurance, decide on Farm Service Agency program participation, and then work through a typical grain marketing year.

In the RAM I Workshop the case study tools will be limited to cash sales, forward contract and/or puts, Campbell said. The RAM II program will involve more sophisticated marketing strategies and risk-management tools.

RAM workshop dates, locations and contact information for each site include:

-- Feb. 6 - Hays -- RAM I (basic) -- 785-628-9430 or tam3@ksu.edu (register by Feb. 4).

-- Feb. 7 -- Hays -- RAM II (advanced) -- 785-628-9430 or tam3@ksu.edu (register by Feb. 4).

-- Feb. 19 -- Hillsboro -- RAM I (basic) -- Rickey Roberts, 620-382-2325 or rroberts@ksu.edu (register by Feb. 15).

More information, including links to brochures for each site, is available at www.agmanager.info and click on RAM workshops, or by contacting Rich Llewelyn at 785-532-1504 or rvl@ksu.edu.

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