2019 Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference
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2nd Annual Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Center for Risk Management Education and Research (CRMER) at Kansas State University will host the 2nd annual agricultural commodity futures conference on April 11-12, in Overland Park, Kansas.
The conference brings together federal, state, and local governments with agribusiness and academia to discuss a range of topics that are important to the agricultural community who depend on the futures markets.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:30 p.m. - Friday, April 12, 2019 2:00 p.m.
Marriott Kansas City Overland Park
10800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66210
Center for Risk Management Education & Research
at Kansas State University
Kansas State University is the nation’s first operational land-grant university with the mission of fostering excellent teaching, research, and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas, the nation, and the international community. The Center for Risk Management Education & Research (CRMER) at Kansas State University seeks to enhance the understanding of economic risks inherent in our global society through world-class experiential education and research. Leadership for the CRMER is provided by K-State’s Department of Agricultural Economics, Finance and Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Through undergraduate, graduate, executive and professional education, and collaborative research, the CRMER actively contributes to facilitating effective risk management practices among new and established professionals alike. Additionally, the CRMER eagerly, aggressively, and earnestly supports the greater University mission of advancing the well-being of our state, country and the international community.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was established as an independent agency in 1974. Its mission is to foster open, transparent, competitive, and financially sound markets. The CFTC aims to protect market users and their funds, consumers, and the public from fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices related to derivatives and other products that are subject to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). The futures and swaps markets are essential to our economy and the way that businesses and investors manage risk. Farmers, ranchers, producers, commercial companies, municipalities, pension funds, and others use these markets to lock in a price or a rate. This helps them focus on what they do best: innovating, producing goods and services for the economy, and creating jobs. The CFTC works to ensure these hedgers and other market participants can use markets with confidence.
Jennifer Merrill | Managing Director
Center for Risk Management Education & Research | Kansas State University
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