Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit
INTL FCStone Financial Inc. Short Course – Price Risk Management
November 14, 2016
1:30-2:00                   Importance & Impact of Price Risk Management to your Bottom Line
2:00-3:00                   Overview of Futures Market & Applications
3:00-3:15                   Break
3:15-4:15                   Overview of Option Markets & Applications
4:15-4:45                   Highlights of the OTC Market
4:45-5:30                   Commodity Jeopardy – Competitive Summary
November 15, 2016
8:00-9:30                   Advanced Ingredient Price Risk Management
9:30-9:45                   Break
9:45-10:30                 Corporate Policy Impact on Price Risk Management
The INTL FCStone Financial Short Course on Price Risk Management will provide an overview of the necessary knowledge to help protect and/or enhance an agricultural firm’s bottom line.  The first day of the short course is designed to give an excellent introduction and foundation on price risk management.
The second day will accelerate your learning curve on Price Risk Management to a higher and more practical level.  It will include advanced level strategies and a practical discussion on Corporate Policy requirements regarding the use of price risk management tools.
Attending both days will provide you with an excellent foundation on managing your price risk exposure.


Richard A. Jelinek

Vice President Global Education

INTL FCStone Financial, Inc.


Richard Jelinek is Vice President Global Education at INTL FCStone Financial Inc.

He is responsible for the development and execution of educational programs and collateral material on Agricultural Futures, Options and OTC markets to assist buy-side and sell-side price risk managers. 


Richard’s tenure in the futures industry has always included marketing and educational efforts for agricultural target audiences including producers, women in agriculture, lenders, food processors, merchandisers, feed manufacturers, importers and exporters. Although his main focus is commercial hedgers, he also developed materials for the speculative side of the markets.

Prior to his current role, Richard worked for the Chicago Board of Trade and the CME Group from 1981 through 2014.  Mr. Jelinek has conducted numerous risk management programs and futures training sessions throughout the United States, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, North Africa, Middle East and Europe. 


He created, developed and executed the School of Futures and the School of Agricultural Futures in the U.S., Europe and South America.  Additionally, he developed the educational materials for training the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Food Processor industry, the USDA Agricultural Options Pilot Program and the Commodity Challenge, a nationwide economics competition. 


As part of his passion for education and his students, Richard was also an Adjunct Professor at Moraine Valley Community College, where he taught English as a Second Language.


Mr. Jelinek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia.  His education and professional career were preceded by a four-year tour in the United States Navy.

Doug Prohaska

Senior Commodity Risk Manager



Doug started managing commodity price risk 42 years ago for the family farm in Iowa. Subsequently became involved in Producer risk management embedding optionality into commercial grain elevator contracts. Currently, he manages commodity price risk for Corn and Soybean Meal ingredient consumptive markets. Doug specializes in corporate commodity risk policies, providing ingredient pricing solutions for setting company budgets, formula grain based pricing and meeting profit margins for national and international customers.