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Hog Margin Management Seminar & Big 10 Basketball Viewing Party

March 1, 2018 - March 2, 2018

This seminar is designed to help hog producers identify and capture forward margin opportunities. The event includes a Big Ten Conference Tournament viewing party at a local pub.

CPE credit hours: 12

To enroll, call 1.866.299.9333.



Dates & Time

Mar 1st, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and
Mar 2nd, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Hilton Garden Inn South/Greenwood
5255 Noggle Way
Indianapolis, IN

A block of rooms is available at a discounted rate of $116/night + tax. Use group code CIH18 when making your reservation.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the Futures Market and Profit Margin Management 
    Identifying forward profit margins using the futures market as a price discovery tool with a review of the futures market and industry.
  • Introduction to Options
    Types of options, definitions, contract specifications, terminology, and expiration versus offset versus exercise/assignment.
  • Core Strategies 
    Review of basic futures and options positions typically used by crop and livestock producers to manage the risk of both higher and lower prices, as well as a discussion of the concept of delta.
  • Best Practices of Effective Position Management
    Overview of margin management approach and initiating positions complementary to historical margin percentiles, as well as a discussion of position management and making tactical adjustments to strategies over time.
  • Applying Concepts Learned 
    Interactive exercises, including a price management simulation, reinforce and test new skills. Participants will make several price management decisions over a marketing period and evaluate the resulting effect on net margins.

Registration Details

Registration fee includes breakfasts, lunches, and the Big Ten Conference Tournament viewing party at a local pub. For more information, please call us at 1.866.299.9333.

NASBA Continuing Education Credits

Commodity & Ingredient Hedging, LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org

Learning Objective

Participants will be introduced to the mechanics of the futures and options markets and the terminology related to the futures industry. Participants will also learn how to utilize risk management strategies to manage commodity price risk.

Learning Level



While no advanced preparation is required, you may wish to familiarize yourself with some fundamentals of margin management.


March 1, 2018
March 2, 2018