Cotton, grain risk management workshop Oct. 4 in Corpus Christi

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu

Contact: Mac Young, 361-265-9203, amyoung@ag.tamu.edu

CORPUS CHRISTI – A cotton and grain risk management marketing workshop is scheduled Oct. 4 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Corpus Christi.

The center is located at 10345 Texas Highway 44. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with presentations

A cotton and grain risk management marketing workshop is scheduled Oct. 4 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Corpus Christi. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin)

at 8:15 a.m.

Registration is $20 at the door and includes lunch. The workshop is sponsored by the AgriLife Extension offices in Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Jim Wells and Live Oak counties.

“This is an excellent opportunity to be briefed on the need for budgeting, crop insurance choices, outlook and making marketing plans for the next crop year,” said Mac Young, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist, Corpus Christi.

The following is a schedule of speakers and topics:

      Budgeting decision tools: Determining break-even and costs of production, Young.

      U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency Update, Francie Tolle, regional office director, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

      2018 Crop Insurance Choices, Charmaine Nelson, Texas Farm Credit, Robstown.

      Crop Insurance Decision Tool, Dr. Steven Klose, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station.

      Developing a Management Plan: Incorporating Insurance into Production and Farm Plan, Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grain marketing economist, College Station.

      Cotton Outlook, Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton marketing economist, College Station.

      Grain Outlook, Marketing Tools and Strategies, Welch.

      Mid – and Long-term Weather Forecasts, John Metz, warning coordination meteorologist, National Weather Service, Corpus Christi.

        The workshop will conclude at 2:35 p.m. For more information, call 361-265-9203.

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