"Working Your Way To Profitability" is the theme of two risk-management cattle workshops planned in North Carolina later this month. Set for Nov. 29 in Clinton's George Upton Livestock Arena, and Nov. 30 in the Iredell County Ag Center in Statesville, the workshops are presented by the North Carolina Cattlemen's Association (NCCA) , the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Both programs begin at 9:30 a.m. with presentations on: marketing alternatives, shifting price risk, the mechanics of futures with hedging, hedge risk management strategies, and timing considerations for selected option strategies. A hands-on workshop follows lunch.

Space is limited, and registration, due by Nov. 22, is $15 for NCCA members and $35 for non-members. For more info, call 919-552-9111 or visit: www.nccattle.com.
-- Joe Roybal