HedgeLink - Learn to Hedge

FarmLink Marketing Solutions

110-93 Lombard Ave
Winnipeg MB R3B 3B1

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More than 2 months
Less than one week

Course delivered via online videos and accompanying homework assignments that will be reviewed by a qualified FarmLink person. Ongoing support is also provided.



Module 1 - Introduction to Hedging

Module 2 - Futures Contracts

Module 3 - Margins

Module 4 - Hedging

Module 5 - Spreads and Carrying Charges

Module 6 - Basis

Module 6b - More Hedging Examples

Module 7 - Hedging Issues

Module 8 - Introduction to Options

Module 9 - Put Options

Module 10 - Call Options

Module 11 - Covered Calls

Module 12 - Option Spreads

Module 13 - Building a Hedging Strategy




$2500 per farm.  The fee includes access to the online training modules, review of assignments by professional staff, and support for any ongoing questions and issues related to hedging. 

Target Audience:

Those farms that want to see if using futures and options contracts is something they want to adopt on their farm.  Those farms that want to understand how futures and options can be effectively used specifically in Prairie cash grain markets.


Recognition Provided:


All attendees will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, signed by the instructor.

Method of Instruction:


14 different training videos accessed through the internet, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes in length each. Videos can be viewed at the pace needed and as often as required to understand the concepts. Each module has a homework assignment to help the grower further understand the material. These will be reviewed by professional staff. Ongoing support is also available for growers as needed.

The full HedgeLink program consists of further education, both online and in the classroom.  Subscribers to the program will also have access to an online discussion forum and regular reports on utilizing futures and options to manage risk based on the market environment at the time.

Availability of Program:


The online nature of delivery means that there are no limits to availability. 

Agriculture Business:


Subject of Training:

Business Planning, Strategy and Structure
Crop Production

This course begins at the introductory level for futures and options training, and eventually moves towards more intermediate level material. Of particular importance is the application of these concepts to Prairie cash markets, since many important futures markets are U.S.-based and focused.

The online delivery of the material allows growers to go at their own pace and review the individual modules as often as necessary to understand the concepts. 

One key goal is giving producers the confidence to make a decision on whether futures and options are a good fit for their farm, and if so to be comfortable taking that next step and opening an account. 

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Last Updated: 2013-05-09

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