(Regina) The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) and the Market Prospects project of the University of Saskatchewan will present: “Understanding and Adapting to the New Cereal Grains Marketing Environment" with Dr. Frayne Olson, Crop Economist and Marketing Specialist at North Dakota State University (NDSU) during the Western Canadian Farm Progress Show in Regina. These three public seminars, designed to help producers understand and adapt to the open markets for cereal grains, will take place on June 20, 21 and 22 at 4 pm daily at the Farm Progress Show Seminar Stage in Arena 1.
Dr. Olson will also be part of a special panel addressing “Wheat and Barley Contracting in the New Marketing Environment” on Monday, June 25 from 3-4:30 pm at the 19th Annual Farming for Profit Conference in Moose Jaw. Farmers and interested stakeholders are encouraged to register for the Farming for Profit Conference at http://fred.ifas.ufl.edu/moosejaw/ .
Dr. Olson specializes in crop marketing and risk management at NDSU, with collaborative work in agribusiness management and farm management. He completed his PhD in Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri and has conducted outreach programs for marketing and farm supply cooperatives and agricultural producers at Iowa State University. Dr. Olson also farmed for many years in eastern North Dakota.
The series of presentations is being co-ordinated by the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) and the Market Prospects project of the University of Saskatchewan with sponsorship from the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and the Farmers of North America (FNA). Funding also has been provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through adaptation funding. In Saskatchewan, adaptation funding is delivered by the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan (ACS) Inc.
For More Information, please call:
Norm Hall, APAS President, Telephone: 306.789.7774 (ext 211) or 306.530.3886 (cell)
Dr. Frayne Olson, NDSU Crop Economist/Marketing Specialist, Telephone: 701.231.7377
To schedule an interview with Dr. Olson during the Farm Progress Show (June 20-22) or the Farming for Profit Conference (June 24-25), please call Doug Faller, APAS Policy Manager at 306.789.7774 (ext 153).