Cotton RAM (Risk Assessed Marketing) Workshops

Postponed until 2021!

Dates & Location

Wellington

Wellington , KS

2020 Cotton-RAM Workship

Sumner County Extension-  Wellington, KS
Phone: 620-326-7477 or rvhein@ksu.edu

Anthony

Anthony , KS

2020 Cotton-RAM Workship

Harper County Extension - Harper, KS
Phone: 620-842-5445 or jlcarr@ksu.edu

Ulysses

Ulysses , KS

2020 Cotton-RAM Workship

Grant County Extension- Ulysses, KS
Phone: 620-356-1721 or emrogers@ksu.edu

Wild West Extension District-Stevens, Haskell & Seward Counties
Phone: 620-544-4359 or rhonig@ksu.edu 

2020 Cotton-RAM Workshop Description - Ulysses

These 2020 Kansas Cotton-RAM workshops focus on the best management production practices, local cotton & handling-logistics, and marketing choices that are needed for cotton to be a profitable crop enterprise in 2021. 

The meeting will open with discussion of “Agronomic Factors” for Cotton Production by KSU Agronomist Lucas Haag.

Cotton Marketing Options, Field Staging & Logistics will be discussed by Northwest Cotton Growers Marketing Manager Megan Smedley,

2021 Cotton Crop Insurance Options in Kansas will be discussed by Akilah Johnson, Senior Risk Management Specialist for RMA-Topeka.

2020 Cotton Cost-Return estimates versus alternative crops will be discussed by KSU Agricultural Economist Daniel O’Brien.

Cotton Workshop Agenda - Ulysses

8:30       Registration (coffee & rolls)

8:45     Welcome & Introductions - Extension Agents in Kiowa, Pratt & Stafford Counties

8:50     Cotton Production Agronomic Factors – Dr. Lucas Haag, KSU Agronomist

9:40     Cotton Marketing Options, Field Staging, & Logistics Megan Smedley, Marketing Manager, Northwest Cotton Growers

10:30   Break

10:45   2021 Cotton Crop Insurance Options – Akilah Johnson, Risk Management Agency

11:10   2021 Cotton Cost-Return Budgets  – Daniel O’Brien, KSU Extension Ag Economist
             – Building cotton crop enterprise cost of production plans for Year 2021 with farm audience input
             – Comparing the expected returns to cotton crop enterprises to cropping alternatives in the Southwest Kansas region

12:00-Noon – End of Workshop

***** (A sponsored post meeting Lunch will be provided at the Ulysses Cotton-RAM meeting)

 

2020 Cotton-RAM Workshop Description - Wellington and Anthony

These 2020 Kansas Cotton-RAM workshops focus on the best management production practices, local cotton & handling-logistics, and marketing choices that are needed for cotton be a profitable crop enterprise in 2021. 

The meeting will open with discussion of “Agronomic Factors” for Cotton Production by KSU Agronomist Stewart Duncan.

Cotton Marketing Options in Kansas will be discussed by a representative of the Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA). 

Then Dr. Rex Friesen of the Southern Kansas Cotton Growers Cooperative will discuss “Local Management & Logistics” recommendations for Cotton Production.

Akilah Johnson, Senior Risk Management Specialist for RMA will discuss 2021 Cotton Crop Insurance Options in Kansas.

The meeting will conclude with a discussion of 2020 Cotton Cost-Return estimates led by KSU Agricultural Economist Daniel O’Brien.

Cotton-RAM Workshop Agenda - Wellington and Anthony

8:30     Registration (coffee & rolls)

8:45     Welcome & Introductions - Extension Agents in Wellington (12/3/2020) & Anthony locations (12/4/2020)

8:50     Cotton Production Agronomic Factors – Dr. Stewart Duncan, KSU Agronomist

9:35     Local Cotton Management & Logistics – Dr. Rex Friesen, Southern KS Cotton Growers 

10:20   Break

10:30   Cotton Marketing Options in Kansas – Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) Representative / Merchandiser

11:00   2021 Cotton Crop Insurance Options  – Akilah Johnson, Risk Management Agency

11:20   2021 Cotton Cost-Return Budgets  – Daniel O’Brien, KSU Extension Ag Economist
               – Building cotton crop enterprise cost of production plans for Year 2021 with farm audience input 

12:00-Noon – End of Workshop

***** (A sponsored post meeting Lunch will be provided at both the Wellington & Anthony Cotton-RAM meetings)

For more information, contact Rich Llewelyn at the phone or email below:

Phone: 785-532-1504  Email: rvl@ksu.edu