To increase their understanding of options on futures contracts and what options can do to increase profits, cotton producers in the Mid-South and Southeast are being invited to attend “Hedging with Cotton Options” — a part of a continuing series of workshops hosted by Cotton Incorporated and the New York Board of Trade.

The first two workshops of 2006 will be held as follows: Thursday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Staplcotn's Headquarters in Greenwood, Miss., and Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Gateway Convention Centre in Rocky Mount, N.C.

To learn more about either seminar, contact Reeves at (919) 678-2370 or jreeves@cottoninc.com or Tim Barry, New York Board of Trade, (212) 748-4096 or tbarry@nybot.com.