Cattle risk management workshop scheduled
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 www.agmanager.info (click on "Upcoming Events").
Those interested may also contact the Douglas County Extension Office at 843-7058 or visit the Web site at www.oznet.ksu.edu/douglas.