Cash-settled Butter Futures Workshops

Chuck Zimmerman

It seems like we just reported on the new CME cash-settled butter futures contract and now we have new information. CME, along with the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) are co-sponsoring a series of free workshops around the nation this autumn.

“This educational program will provide an in-depth look at this innovative risk management tool, which could be of great value to our industry,” said IDFA Chief Economist Bob Yonkers, PhD. “IDFA has consistently supported the creation and use of risk management tools, so we strongly encourage all companies involved in the market to register now for this primer.”

The CME-IDFA workshops will be held:

September 7, 2005, Hyatt Regency Boston, Boston, Mass.
September 8, 2005, Hilton Newark Airport, Elizabeth, N.J.
September 11, 2005, Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown, Atlanta, Ga.
September 14, 2005, Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas
September 15, 2005, Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis, Minn.
September 20, 2005, Doubletree Hotel Denver, Denver, Colo.
September 21, 2005, Four Points Sheraton Fresno, Fresno, Calif.
September 22, 2005, Portland Marriott City Center, Portland, Ore.
October 25, 2005, Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, Ill. (In conjunction with Worldwide Food Expo 2005)

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