Dive deep into dairy markets with Rice Dairy Immersions, one-day educational seminars in the heart of Chicago’s financial district that are customized to your company, risk management goals, and information needs.

The cost of an immersion is $1,500 for the first guest and $750 for each additional guest. Price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose the standard schedule or mix and match from the full list of sessions. Don’t see a session you like? Let us know and we can create a session just for you! To get started, contact your Rice Dairy broker or call 312-492-4200. Click here to download the brochure.

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Work with a Rice Dairy broker to develop your customized program.

Standard Schedule

  • Breakfast – Meet the Rice Dairy team over bagels and coffee
  • Information Services and Research – Discover the formal and informal research you can access as a Rice Dairy client.
  • NDPSR – Dive into the National Dairy Products Sales Report (NDPSR) and learn about its components, how it works, its correlations and how it can impact your hedging.
  • Electronic Trading Session – Learn how to use order management systems including Rice Dairy Platform (RDP), Oak, and CME Direct.
  • Trading Floor Session – Watch the daily spot session at the Chicago Board of Trade and learn the basics of futures, and spot.
  • Lunch in the Loop – Grab lunch in downtown Chicago .
  • Options – A deeper dive into options with custom examples from your company including historical volume, greeks and trading strategies.
  • In Your Shoes – Discover what the Rice Dairy team would do if we were in your shoes.
  • Dinner in the Loop – Wrap up the day with dinner in downtown Chicago.

Full List of Sessions

  • Trading Floor Session – Watch the daily spot session at the Chicago Board of Trade and learn the basics of futures, options, and spot.
  • NDPSR – Dive into the National Dairy Products Sales Report (NDPSR) and learn about its components, how it works, its correlations and how it can impact your hedging.
  • Instrument Session – An introduction to futures, options, over the counter (OTC) trading, spot, and contract specs
  • Futures/Options/OTC Strategy Session – Learn how to use futures, options and OTC to hedge, including how to manage orders and order flow.
  • Current Dairy Markets – A review and outlook of the current dairy markets.
  • Class I – Learn how a dairy farm can manage this natural long position.
  • Class III vs Class IV – Learn about the difference between Class III and Class IV and how the prices relate to each other.
  • Merchandising Opportunities and Inventory Management – Learn how to use a cash and carry strategy to effectively hedge.
  • Forward Sales – Discover how futures and options can improve forward sales offerings.
  • Options – A deeper dive into options with custom examples from your company including historical volume, greeks and trading strategies.
  • Electronic Trading Session – Learn how to use order management systems including Rice Dairy Platform (RDP), Oak, and CME Direct.
  • Technical Analysis – Learn how to study market action and forecast future trends using price charts.
  • Information Services and Research – Discover the formal and informal research you can access as a Rice Dairy client.
  • Vault Technologies – An introduction to Vault software, which combines dairy farm data with futures prices to create a two-year forecast.
  • Global Dairy State of Play – A look at the past, present, and projected future of the global dairy industry.
  • Global Dairy Instruments – An introduction to futures and options on the European Energy Exchange (EEX), Euronext, and New Zealand Exchange (NZX) including settlements and underlying.
  • Global Dairy Pricing – Learn about what makes global dairy prices tick, including correlations, global physical arbitrage, and hedging relative values.
  • White Board Session – Brainstorm solutions to your business problems with the Rice Dairy team.
  • In Your Shoes – Discover what the Rice Dairy team would do if we were in your shoes.
  • SWOT Analysis – A look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of your hedging strategy.