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2017 Ethanol Contracting Workshop

Wilson SmallA 1-day intensive workshop on the topic of contracting and associated risks. The workshop should be of special interest to merchants and risk officers, as well as others involved in the corn ethanol industry.

The event is free but preregistration is required.  This workshop is limited to the first 30 registrants.  To register click here.

The program is delivered by:

  • William Wilson, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Agribusiness & Applied Economics
  • David Ripplinger, Bioenergy Economics Specialist, NDSU Extension Service, and Assistant Professor, Department of Agribusiness & Applied Economics

Target Audience: New merchandisers (less than five years experience), risk management officers, credit analysts, and ethanol refinery managers.

When: June 27, 2017

Location: North Dakota State University, Barry Hall (811 - 2nd Ave N), Commodity Trading Room


9 am Welcome

9:15 am Corn Merchandising, The Corn-Ethanol Industry, and Risk

10:15 am Break

10:30 am Contract Alternatives/Basis

11:30 am Lunch (on own)

1 pm Trading Exercise

1:30 pm Morning Review and Exercise

2:30 pm Corn Ethanol Outlook

3:00 pm Wrap-up

Registration Fee: Free (limited to 30 attendees)

Registration: Online

Recommended Accommodations (walking distance to Barry Hall):

  • Radisson Hotel, 201 - 5th St N, Fargo, ND, call (701) 232-7363 to reserve.

For More Information Contact:

David Ripplinger, Bioenergy Specialist

(701) 231-5265 or

Support Provided By: ADM, CHS, and the North Dakota Renewable Energy Program.

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