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2018 Ethanol Risk Workshop

2018 NDSU Ethanol Risk Workshop
Commodity Trading Room 
Barry Hall
North Dakota State University


This year's workshop includes coverage of data visualization, risk modeling and policy, as well as a corn-ethanol market situation and outlook.

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

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
  • David Bullock, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics

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

When: June 6, 2018

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

Registration Fee: Free (limited to 30 attendees)

Recommended Accommodations (walking distance to Barry Hall):

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

Registration: Online


9 am                A Margin-Based Pricing Model for Ethanol – David Bullock and Bill Wilson

10 am              Break

10:15 am         Data Visualization – David Bullock and David Ripplinger

11:30 am         Lunch

1 pm                Game

1.30 pm           RFS & Policy Update – David Ripplinger

2.00 pm           Break

2:15 pm           Risk Policy/Best Practices – David Bullock

3:00 pm           Corn-Ethanol Market & Situation – David Ripplinger

4 pm                Program Close

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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