K-State Research and Extension News
January 28, 2013
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Deadline Extended for K-State Risk-Assessed Agriculture Marketing Workshops

HAYS, Kan. – For anyone who finds crop insurance confusing and marketing their grain overwhelming – K-State Research and Extension has a workshop for you.

Three Risk-Assessed Marketing (RAM) Workshops during February will address these issues – two of which will present basic information and one that is more advanced. Two of the workshops will be in Hays and one in Hillsboro. The registration deadline for the Hays locations has been extended to Feb. 4. The deadline for the Hillsboro workshop is Feb. 15.

These workshops use a case study, with participants managing a typical grain farm, said Stacy Campbell, extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Ellis County. Participants will have the opportunity to select type and level of crop insurance, decide on Farm Service Agency program participation, and then work through a typical grain marketing year.

In the RAM I Workshop the case study tools will be limited to cash sales, forward contract and/or puts, Campbell said. The RAM II program will involve more sophisticated marketing strategies and risk-management tools. 

RAM workshop dates, locations and contact information for each site include:

  • Feb. 6 - Hays – RAM I (basic) – 785-628-9430 or tam3@ksu.edu (register by Feb. 4).
  • Feb. 7 – Hays – RAM II (advanced) – 785-628-9430 or tam3@ksu.edu (register by Feb. 4).
  • Feb. 19 – Hillsboro – RAM I (basic) – Rickey Roberts, 620-382-2325 or rroberts@ksu.edu (register by Feb. 15).

More information, including links to brochures for each site, is available at 2013 RAM Workshops or by contacting Rich Llewelyn at 785-532-1504 or rvl@ksu.edu.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research & Extension News

Rich Llewelyn – 785-532-1504 or rvl@ksu.edu