RAM (Risk Assessed Marketing) Workshops

Dates & Location
Friday, December 6, 2019

Hugoton

Stevens County Fairgrounds 4-H Building
1130 S Trindle
Hugoton , KS

2019 Cotton-RAM Workship

Wild West Extension District (Stevens County): 620-544-4359 / sw@listserv.ksu.edu

Wild West Extension District (Seward County): 620-624-5604 / SV@listserv.ksu.edu

Wild West Extension District (Haskell County): 620-675-2261 / hs@listserv.ksu.edu

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Canola Workshop Description

Winter canola is a cool-season broadleaf crop grown in rotation with wheat & other crops. Canola seed is processed into healthy, edible cooking oil and a high-protein meal for livestock.

Canola was introduced into Kansas where wheat is grown under monoculture cropping systems. Grassy & broadleaf weeds that plague continuous wheat can be controlled effectively with herbicides used in canola. Canola has a taproot that can reach buried moisture & nutrients. Growing canola may be easier and more appealing than many other new crops because the equipment used to plant and harvest canola is the same as used in wheat production.

USDA Farm Service Agency data show from 2009 through 2018, planted acres grew from 6,870 to 43,800. Winter canola is produced primarily in central Kansas under dryland conditions and in southwest Kansas under limited irrigation. Water use for winter canola is typically 20 inches or less per growing season. Approximately 6 inches of available soil moisture are needed to produce the first measurable yield, with about 3.5 bushels per acre for each additional inch of available soil moisture. Typical yields under Kansas dryland conditions range from 25 to 50 bushels per acre. Under irrigation, yields greater than 60 bushels per acre can be achieved. A bushel of canola weighs 50 pounds.

These Canola-RAM workshops will analyze Canola-related production, crop insurance and marketing choices by Kansas producers in year 2020. 

 

Canola Workshop Agenda

  8:30     Registration (coffee & rolls)

8:45     Welcome & Introductions – Host Extension Agents in Gray (11/19/2019) & Harper (11/20/2019) Counties

8:50     2020 Canola Cost-Return Budgets – Daniel O’Brien, KSU Extension Ag Economist

9:10     Canola Production, Harvest & Handling “Best Management Practices”  – Michael Stamm, KSU Agronomist-Canola 

10:00   Break ***(A sponsored Brunch provided at Argonia on Wednesday, November 20th)

10:10   2020 Canola Crop Insurance Options – Monte Vandeveer, KSU Extension Ag Economist

10:40   Canola Marketing Options in Kansas – ADM-Goodland Oilseed Merchandiser

11:10   Integrated Canola Production, Crop Insurance & Marketing Plans for 2020 – O’Brien, Vandeveer & Stamm
                   – Examining Alternative Canola crop enterprise risk management / marketing plans for Year 2020 
                   – Building canola crop enterprise plans for Year 2020 with farm audience input 

12:00-Noon – End of Workshop

***** (A sponsored Lunch provided at Copeland on Tuesday, November 19)

Cotton Workshop Description

These 2019 Kansas Cotton-RAM workshops focus on the production practices, handling-logistics, and marketing choices that are needed to have cotton be a profitable crop enterprise for Kansas crop producers in year 2020.

The meeting will open with presentation of 2020 Cotton Cost-Return estimates by KSU Ag Economist Daniel O’Brien.

Then, in Oxford and Zenda, Dr. Rex Friesen of the Southern Kansas Cotton Growers Cooperative will discuss “Best Management Practice” recommendations for Cotton Production, Harvest and Handling” for year 2020.

In Pratt, area cotton producer Stuart Briggeman will discuss “Best Management Practice” recommendations for Cotton Production, Harvest and Handling” for year 2020.

In Hugoton, a panel of experienced Crop Advisors from Stevens & nearby Counties will discuss “Best Management Practice” recommendations for Cotton Production, Harvest and Handling” for year 2020.

KSU Ag Economist Monte Vandeveer will explain 2020 Cotton Crop Insurance Options in Kansas.

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

The meeting will conclude with a discussion of what an integrated cotton “Production, Crop Insurance, and Marketing Plan for 2020” for Kansas Cotton Producers may look like – led by KSU Agricultural Economists Daniel O’Brien and Monte Vandeveer.

Cotton Workshop Agenda

8:30 Registration (coffee & rolls)

8:45 Welcome & Introductions – Host Extension Agents in Sumner (12/2/2019) & Harper (12/3/2019) Counties

8:50 2020 Cotton Cost-Return Budgets KSU – Daniel O’Brien, KSU Extension Ag Economist

9:10 (Oxford/Zenda) - Cotton Production, Harvest & Handling “Best Management Practices” – Dr. Rex Friesen, Southern KS Cotton Growers
9:10 (Pratt) - Cotton Production, Harvest & Handling “Best Management Practices” – Stuart Briggeman – Pratt Area Cotton Producer
9:10 (Hugoton) - Cotton Production, Harvest & Handling “Best Management Practices” – Panel of experienced Crop Advisors & Industry Leaders from Stevens & nearby counties

10:00 Break

10:10 2020 Cotton Crop Insurance Options – Monte Vandeveer, KSU Extension Ag Economist

10:40 Cotton Marketing Options in Kansas – Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) Representative / Merchandiser

11:20 Integrated Cotton Production, Crop Insurance & Marketing Plans for 2020 – O’Brien & Vandeveer KSU Ag Econ – Examining Alternative Cotton crop enterprise risk management / marketing plans for Year 2020 – Building cotton crop enterprise plans for Year 2020 with farm audience input

12:00-Noon – End of Workshop

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

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

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