Sayer presents on Ag Industry Risk Management

January 30, 2012


Michael Swanson, Ph.D., of Wells Fargo Ag Industries, and Melissa Sayer, senior associate at A to Z Law, will host a seminar on how to manage global and local risk in agriculture. Sayer will speak on Ventura County agriculture and ways to manage risk locally; Swanson will focus on the overall global ag market and aspects of global risk management at the free seminar. The free event will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 31 at Courtyard Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard.

Sayer, co-owner of a citrus and avocado ranch outside Santa Paula, will put the global ag issues in context for local landowners, growers, and owners of packing and distribution channels. She will discuss ways to manage legal and business risks such as through diversification of crops, vertical integration of business structure, management and succession planning and business agreements.

“This seminar will help agribusinesses in the county understand global trends in managing risk and specific ways to manage risks locally,” said Sayer, a member of the Business Law Group of A to Z Law.

Lunch will be provided and reservations are strongly recommended, as seating is limited. To RSVP, contact Elsa R. Burton at (805) 987-5731 or .