Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2007

Cattle risk management workshop scheduled

February 15, 2007

To help producers work through the high price of corn and fluctuating cattle prices, Kansas State University Research and Extension is hosting nine K-State Cattle Risk Management Workshops throughout Kansas for livestock producers. The Kansas Livestock Association, Kansas Farm Bureau, and the U.S. Department of AgricultureÂ''s Risk Management Agency are partnering with K-State Research and Extension in sponsoring the workshops.

Participants will gain hands-on experience in using Livestock Risk Protection Insurance, forward cash contracts, futures contracts and options on futures.

All workshops will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and will end by 3 p.m. The dates and workshop locations closest to Douglas County are Feb. 23 in Tonganoxie -- Administration Building, Leavenworth County Fairgrounds (913) 250-2300 and March 20 at the Lyon County Extension Office in Emporia.

Mintert, who is a professor of agricultural economics at K-State, and Kevin Dhuyvetter, who is a professor and Extension farm management specialist, will be the workshop leaders.

More information -- including registration materials, brochures and details about each workshop -- is on the K-State Research and Extension agricultural economics Web site at (click on "Upcoming Events").

Those interested may also contact the Douglas County Extension Office at 843-7058 or visit the Web site at

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