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Risk management strategies are a hot topic with the volatility of cattle markets and unpredictable nature of the industry. Now, more than ever, cattlemen and women need to be equipped on how to stretch their dollar and protect their bottom line. Learn from cattle market expert, Tony Drake, Vice President of Agricultural Trading at Phillip Capital, on how to incorporate hedging into your business plan. Tony will provide real world examples of producers who have benefitted from this strategy and tools that can be added into any size operation.

Meet the Speaker

Tony Drake, Vice President of Agricultural Trading at Phillip Capital

Tony Drake has worked in various areas of the livestock industry for over 40 years. He began his time in livestock working for Drake and Company, a family owned firm, in the Indianapolis Stockyards in 1977. When he graduated from Indiana University in 1984 with a B.S. in Finance he began his career with Cargill Incorporated working for a subsidiary in Chicago called Cargill Investor Services (CIS). Drake spent time in Chicago and New York with CIS. At the time of his departure from CIS in mid-2005, Drake was running all U.S. agricultural futures execution as well as our research efforts. Drake formed Drake Trading Group in September 2005 which combined a futures execution on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) as well as a research effort. This 10-person group eventually became one of the largest volume broker groups in the livestock quadrant. In 2015 Drake sold this group to the employees and left the trading floor. Around early 2016 he began consulting and eventually hired onto the CME as Senior Director, Agricultural Products with the expressed job of updating and marketing all livestock futures contracts as well as educational outreach around the changing of the traditional players in those markets. Drake left the CME in July of 2018 to spend time with his family. In 2019 he joined Phillip Capital to work on building their agricultural business side. Upon leaving Phillip in 2021 Drake formed DT Group LLC to work on ag consultancy projects.

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Part One: Grazing Systems & Management

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Part Two: Forges - Stretching Your Grazing Resources

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Join this webinar to hear from experts, Johnny Rogers, North Carolina State University Amazing Grazing Program Coordinator and Luke Wilson, Market Development Manager for Barenbrug USA, and learn how to utilize forages and stretch your grazing season. They will present applicable principles and strategies that will help create long-term success for your grazing system and make the best decisions on forage types. Sponsored by Barenbrug.

Part Three: Grazing Tools of the Trade

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