Food Industry Risk Academy


July 28-29, 2020 | Chicago, IL

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Upcoming Events

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Fertilizer Risk Academies

Winter 2020


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Ag in Motion

July 21-23, 2020 | Saskatoon, SK (Saskatchewan, Canada)


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CANCELLED - Grain Leaders Academy

Des Moines, IA | Kansas City, MO | New Orleans, LA

Includes three sessions throughout 2020

These events have been canceled.

The Grain Leaders Academy is an exclusive program that includes nine days of training over three sessions in different cities throughout the year. As part of a new generation of leaders in the grain industry, it’s important for you to understand changing markets, identify emerging risks, and design and execute risk management strategies that guard against volatility and improve the bottom line.

Program dates and locations:
April 1-3, 2020 | Des Moines, IA
August 25-27, 2020 | Kansas City, MO
November 11-13, 2020 | New Orleans, LA

Apply today to get leadership training and market insight to help advance your career!

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CANCELLED - Energy Hedging Seminar

Richmond, VA

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Event has been canceled.

INTL FCStone Financial Inc. is hosting a complimentary two-day risk management seminar developed and presented by Jim Burr, a 38-year industry veteran. This hands-on executive seminar will help attendees:

  • Gain an informative overview of the energy markets and the full spectrum of financial instruments used for hedging, including futures, options, swaps and options on swaps.
  • Better understand how jobbers, pipeline shippers, retailers and end users can use risk management strategies to help achieve budget objectives.
  • Find out how wholesalers can make effective use of contracting techniques.
  • Discover improved methods for purchasing physical fuel.
  • Learn specific strategies to minimize shrinking retail margins and protect from increased credit card fees.

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Lumber Risk Academy

Kansas City, MO

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - Thursday, April 16, 2020

Volatility continues to be a major issue for the Lumber industry due to numerous global factors. No wonder it’s hard to predict where prices are headed. However, you can learn to manage your price risk regardless of the direction prices take by attending INTL FCStone's Lumber Risk Academy in Kansas City, April 15-16.

This pure education event will help you stay on top of new alternatives to give your firm a better chance of successfully managing your market risk exposure. You will acquire a fundamental understanding of the physical, futures and options and OTC markets, along with more advanced price-risk management applications.

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CANCELADO Seminario Integral en Administración de Riesgos

Miami, FL

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - Friday, May 29, 2020

Este evento ha sido cancelado. 

Expertos y analistas coinciden en que el panorama político y económico mundial para el año 2020 será altamente complejo, lo que pudiera resultar en una mayor volatilidad en los mercados internacionales de productos agrícolas. Por ello, le invitamos al Seminario Integral en Administración de Riesgos de INTL FCStone Financial Inc., en Miami, para que usted y su empresa puedan prepararse y comenzar a aplicar una política que le permita manejar el riesgo asociado a la fluctuación de precios de los commodities. ¡Inscríbase hoy mismo! 

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Grain Risk Academy 101

Perrysburg, OH

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - Friday, June 5, 2020

INTL FCStone Financial Inc. is hosting the Grain Risk Academy 101 in Perrysburg, Ohio, June 4-5. This event will explore everything from the basics of grain origination to tips and tricks of the trade. In addition, you’ll learn about grain contract decision making and see practical applications using a grain marketing simulation.  

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Grain Risk Academy 201

Perrysburg, OH

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Have you attended one of our intro hedge schools or originations courses in the past? Are you looking for the next step to advance your training? Look no further! Topics like spreads and inverses as well as options and OTC products will be covered in this full-day 201 level event. The material covered in our Grain Risk Academy 101 and/or Foundations of Grain Risk Management is a pre-requisite for this course.

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Chicago Grain Merchandiser Risk Academy

Chicago, IL

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Chicago Grain Merchandiser Risk Academy is designed specifically for individuals who are entering the world of grain merchandising. New merchandisers can expect to experience an exciting and challenging profession but will need to be properly prepared to focus on the key concepts of spreads, basis and hedging.

This two-day pure education event will teach you how to manage and take advantage of market volatility as both a risk and an opportunity and help you stay on top of the many alternatives that could help you protect your firm’s bottom line. You’ll gain a solid foundation of grain merchandising and price-risk management concepts including cash, futures, options and OTC markets.

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Food Industry Risk Academy

Chicago, IL

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - Wednesday, July 29, 2020

INTL FCStone Financial Inc. is hosting a two-day pure education event to provide a solid foundation for risk management alternatives for purchasing ingredients and inputs. Learn how to manage your market risk exposure through the use of cash, futures, options and OTC markets. Market analysts will provide the latest update on the ingredient and commodity markets, as well as the latest market technology. 

The Food Industry Risk Academy is intended for Ingredient Buyers, Purchasing Directors, CFOs, CEOs, Treasurers, Accountants, Owners and any others in the food and beverage industry who need an overview of the critical business concept of price-risk management.  

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