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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.

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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 

Conference Co-Organizers

Center for Risk Management Education & Research 
at Kansas State University

The mission of Kansas State University is to foster 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 experiential and multidisciplinary education and research.  Whether political, environmental, or economic, risk is complex and dynamic, and its effects can be felt instantaneously. The CRMER uniquely connects academia and industry to elevate knowledge of integrated risk management across varying sectors. The CRMER’s undergraduate, graduate, executive and professional education, and collaborative research collectively contributes to facilitating effective risk management practices among new and established professionals alike. 

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The CFTC is a federal agency that oversees a variety of individuals and organizations, which include swap execution facilities, derivatives clearing organizations, and more. The CFTC’s 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. 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.



please contact
Jennifer Merrill | Managing Director
Center for Risk Management Education & Research | Kansas State University
jlmerrill@ksu.edu | 785.532.4075

April 11-12, 2019

Overland Park, KS

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