The USSEC and IGP provided training to Latin American professionals about risk management practices.

MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Seven participants traveled to the IGP Institute Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S., from Dec. 15-16, 2016, for the USSEC Risk Management Latin America course.

The collaboration between the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the IGP Institute provided education and training to Latin American professionals about current risk management practices.

IGP curriculum manager Carlos Campabadal led the course in several lectures with the help of guest presenters. The relationship between the IGP Institute and USSEC provides skills for mitigating the risk during grain purchasing is highlighted in this training. Course participant Angela Maria Ayora, a general manager for egg production companies in Colombia, saw this firsthand.

“It was a great opportunity for me,” Ayora said. “I decided to take advantage of it and to get all the information that I can so I can figure out how to apply it to the six companies I represent and in my daily job responsibilities.”

Fellow course participant Juan Esteban Mejia, a farm manager also from Colombia, said he hopes to put the techniques he has learned at the IGP Institute to use when he returns home.

“It would be good for our companies in Colombia to learn from this training and explore the possibility of not taking on so much risk,” Mejia said. “Right now we are always in the market. It has been beneficial to see how the whole network works.”

For more information about upcoming courses visit the IGP website.