FARM MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR THEAG CLASSROOM2013 Education Opportunity for FFAChapters in IA, NE, SD and WY
Welcome• Introductions and overview: 5 min.• GrainBridge demo: 25 min.• Q & A : 10 min.• Next steps for you 2
Introductions • Marshall Nelms- VP, Insurance and Young & Beginning Producer Team Leader, FCSAmerica • Teresa Mardesen- Community Relations Specialist/ Young & Beginning Team Member, FCSAmerica • Mark Frank- President, GrainBridge • Pat Kroese- Vice President, GrainBridge • Special thanks to: – Donelle Johnson- Nebraska FFA Executive Director – Nora Kohlenberg - South Dakota State FFA Advisor – Michelle Nelson- South Dakota FFA Executive Secretary – Scott Johnson- Iowa FFA Executive Director – Stacy Broda - Wyoming FFA Executive Director 3
Farm Management Tool forthe Ag Classroom • FFA State Director support, offering to you 2013 • Provided by FCSAmerica and GrainBridge based on effectiveness with current farmers • Web-based application developed for high school ag educators and high school students • Goal: enable FFA students’ understanding of risk management principles and prepare them for ag careers 4
Farm Management Tool forthe Classroom • Provided at no cost to FFA Chapters • Each FFA Chapter will have its own URL and FFA landing page • GrainBridge hosts the software in a secure environment • 24/7 technical support via firstname.lastname@example.org and 800.515.5657 • Training provided to advisors via webinars in December 5
Curriculum • IA, NE, SD, WY FFA Directors input • Five FFA Chapter advisors developing with GrainBridge technical team • Can customize by week or month, or use standard • Focus on need for improving risk management • Includes Planner, Manager, What-if Analyzer and Grain Elevator Simulator • Let’s take a look! 6
Next Steps• Poll question• If interested in plug ‘n play, email email@example.com by Monday, Nov. 19• You’ll receive user name and password• Plug ‘n play available Nov. 21st – Dec 5th• If interested for 2013, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec 5th• Select your training date 9
Thank you • Emailed to you after this webinar • Questions, please email email@example.com or call 800.515.5657 10
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