The Marketing Division ofthe North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services isplanning a series of risk management workshops on “Managing PriceVolatility/Identifying Macro Indicators”. There is no charge for theseworkshops and the following topics will be covered: Introduction to GrainHedging, Basis, Trading, Cost of Carry, Cotton Futures, Option Trading onFutures and Equities, and macro forces impacting the hedger. There will be anemphasis on the principles of options, spreading strategies, and using optionsto manage financial risk. Energy derivatives traded at the CME/NYMEX will beexplained as well as trading strategies to manage your exposure to businesscommunity. The meeting will be at the Johnston County Extension Center onJanuary 3rd at 10:00 AM. Please pre-register by calling the extension office at 919-989-5380 byJanuary 2nd.