Beef Marketing Workshop –February 24th

Managing market risk – protecting profits in a volatile cattle market, is the title for this upcoming educational event.  Allan Vyhnalek, Farm Credit Services of America, and Nebraska Extension will be hosting a beef marketing workshop on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Farm Credit Services of America Office in Columbus at 4685 Old Monastery Road.

Join Dr. Jay Parsons, Dr. Kate Brooks, and Jim Jansen with Nebraska Extension, as they present a beef marketing workshop on information and tools designed to help manage market risk to achieve your production goals.

Topics covered during the workshop include determining your cost of production, understanding your market environment, and reviewing available marketing tools.  Specific marketing tools covered during the workshop include futures and options as well as Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance.

The workshop does not have a cost for attending and a complementary meal will be provided by Farm Credit Services of America.  Registration is required to ensure enough food and handouts.  Registration will be limited to the capacity of the room, so register early.  To register call the Platte County Extension Office at 402-563-4901 by Monday, February 22 at Noon.  For more program information, please call Jim Jansen at the Nebraska Extension Office in Cedar County at 402-254-6821.

Nebraska Extension in collaboration with the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center and USDA/NIFA is presenting this workshop on information and tools designed to help manage market risk, and develop a marketing plan to achieve your market risk management goals.

Other workshops in the series include February 18th in Bloomfield and February 19th in O’Neill.

Announcements: February 3rd – Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Ag Park at 1:30 p.m.; February 4th, Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Ag Park at 9:30 a.m.  February 18th, Private Pesticide Applicator Training in St. Edward at 1:30 p.m.

For more information or assistance, please contact Allan Vyhnalek, Extension Educator, Nebraska Extension in Platte County.  Phone: 402-563-4901 or e-mail avyhnalek2@unl.edu