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Cotton analysts, hedging experts hold free seminar in Memphis Feb. 10

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Cotton Incorporated to hold risk management seminar

Rarely do this many cotton analysts gather in the same place at the same time and offer cotton producers unique and timely insight on marketing strategies and market outlooks — and at no cost.

You’ll have this opportunity at Cotton Incorporated’s free seminar in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday, Feb. 10. The information-rich workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave. Lunch will be provided.

“The seminar will cover the basics, as well as some of the more intermediate information related to cotton futures and options, specific hedging strategies involving the use of cotton options contracts and real world applications,” says Jeanne Reeves, Cotton Incorporated’s director of agricultural research and Ag Division staff economist. “Knowledge of these market-based strategies is critical for increasing the bottom-line of producers, and we encourage them to attend this seminar at no cost.”

Guest speaker will be Ed Jernigan, president and CEO, Jernigan Global Commodities. Other speakers will include John Robinson from Texas A&M University, who will discuss when and how to use a variety of option strategies including puts, calls and spreads and Dr. O.A. Cleveland, Extension professor emeritus, Mississippi State University and Jarral Neeper, president, Calcot, who will offer market outlooks. Joe O’Neill, former president of the New York Cotton Exchange, will lead the discussion.

The event is sponsored by Cotton Incorporated and Delta Farm Press. Space is limited, so please reserve your seat by contacting Lynda Keys, 919-678-2269, or [email protected].

The Cotton Board administers and oversees the Cotton Research & Promotion Program conducted by Cotton Incorporated and funded by America’s cotton producers and importers. The Program works to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton. For more information about the Cotton Board, visit


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