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Early Riser Sessions

Set your alarm for these eye-opening early morning presentations on market trends and ag issues. Complimentary coffee and pastries are provided. Offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

 

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Commodity Prices: There’s a 100% Chance That No One Knows

Sponsored by Advance Trading Inc.

 

Speaker: Dave Fogel, Ag Risk Management Consultant, Advance Trading Inc.

 

A pivotal characteristic of this year’s farming trends finds farmers letting their losses run against them before making a cash sale. At the same time, farmers miss out on the higher price opportunities by selling too quickly when emotions interfere with decision-making efforts. While it is human nature to hear what one wants to hear on price action, this session will address the differences between the real news, the fake news, the emotions involved and how each of those affect proper management of farming and production. This session teaches farmers how to build a simple-to-use plan to produce solid results in today’s marketing environment.

 

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

 

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

U.S. Farm Report

Sponsored by Farm Journal Media

 

Moderator: Tyne Morgan

Panelists: Chip Flory, Farm Journal Media; Mark Gold, Managing Partner, Top Third Ag Marketing; Mike North, Senior Risk Management Advisor, Commodity Risk Management Group; Arlan Suderman, Chief Commodities Economist, INTL FCStone

 

Be a part of  “U.S. Farm Report”, the nation’s longest-running, syndicated, agricultural news program, produced by Farm Journal Broadcast. See a television show in the making and guide the lively discussion by asking questions of host Tyne Morgan and a panel of commodity traders and analysts. Gain insight into futures, market trends and other agricultural issues as the experts debate topics you present. Highlights from this special television taping will air nationwide on “U.S. Farm Report”.

 

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THURSDAY, MARCH 1

 

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

The Great Grain Market Debate: Rising Tide or Everyone for Themselves?

Sponsored by Corn+Soybean Digest and Farm Futures magazines; Farm Progress; Channel Seed

 

 

Speakers:
Bryce Knorr, Senior Market Analyst, Farm Futures;
Ed Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist, Center for Farm Financial Management, University of Minnesota;
Matt Bennett, Marketing Consultant, Channel Seed

 

Some years grain markets cut across party lines, moving grain prices higher and lower in tandem. Other years, individual fundamentals of supply and demand affect each market differently. What type of year will 2018 be, and how can you position your marketing plans for success? Three experienced grain market experts will debate marketing strategies in a format that is both educational and entertaining. Audience participation is encouraged to make sure key questions are explored from all sides and opinions. Our speakers’ insights will address current market trends and future indicators, with a focus on corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum markets.

 

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