Joint effort of CFTC, K-State will assemble sector’s leading minds in Overland Park April 11-12

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Kansas State University will offer AgCon2019 on April 11-12, 2019 to explore a range of current questions and topics facing the agricultural futures markets. The meeting is a follow up to last year’s conference.

AgCon2019 will include a robust lineup of presentations and discussions by leading academic researchers, as well as distinguished voices from the private and governmental sectors. Panels and participants will explore a range of current questions and topics facing the agricultural futures markets.

The full agenda and registration information for AgCon2019 can be viewed at the AgCon2019 website.

Program highlights include a keynote from Ambassador Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. There will also be a roundtable featuring CFTC Commissioners Brian Quintenz, Rostin Behnam, Dawn DeBerry Stump, and Dan Berkovitz. 

This year’s panels will be:

  • Getting Your Fill: Futures Trading Matching Algorithms – Alternatives, How They Function, and Effect on Market Performance
  • Back to Basis: Grain and Oilseed Futures Convergence – Storage-Rate Structure, Delivery Methods, and Delivery Accessibility
  • Known Unknowns: Futures Markets’ Responses to Scheduled Market Reports – Release Timing, Access, Timeouts, and Market Reactions
  • Unknown Unknowns: Futures Markets’ Responses to Significant News Events
  • Hot Topics:  Risk Management Across the Dairy, Pork, and Energy Sectors

“Kansas State University is proud to co-host the second annual agricultural commodity futures conference with the CFTC. The conference aligns perfectly with our Land Grant Mission to provide leadership in research and outreach to the agricultural and food industry,” said Kansas State University President Richard Myers. “We look forward to an engaged forum among academic experts, government leaders, and industry executives to continue advancing our immensely important derivative market instruments.”

Speakers from the government, academic research and business sectors will offer presentations and discussions over meals, as well.

Registration rates if paid by April 1, 2019 include meals and conference materials: Industry: $400; Academe/Government: $200 and Students: $50.

Registration fees after April 1, 2019 are: Industry $600; Academe/Government $300; and Student $100. Media contact  is Jennifer Merrill at to register.

Full conference details can be found at

Source: Kansas State University extension