What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
A NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at one of these sessions?
Your Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live.

CLN Policies
Refunds for CLNs are not provided. Registrants if unable to participate will be provided credit for a future CLN or may opt to be sent a copy of the CLN PODCast following the event. Note PODCasts are not eligible for CPE credit.

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or CLN cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (937) 222-6707 or info@nsacoop.org.

What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. All handouts and presentation files are downloadable and may be printed out or saved to the participant's computer once they are logged in to the session meeting room. Sessions include one CPE Certificate of Attendance. Certificates for additional participants are $10.00 each.

Why NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks?

No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.
Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.

Cooperative Learning Network

A members only PODcast archive of this seminar is now available. Note PODCasts do not qualify for CPE credit. Click here to order!

Financial Regulatory Reform: Implications for Commodity Derivatives and Ag Cooperatives. Presented by: Kevin Natz of NCFC
Date: Thursday, November 03, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM CT / 10:00 AM MT / 09:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Kevin Natz, Vice President, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
In July 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Over the past year, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has been writing more than 50 regulations to implement Title VII of the Act, which will regulate the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives’ market. Because farmer-owned cooperatives use OTC derivatives (commodity swaps) to hedge the commercial risk of their own operations and to provide customized risk management tools to farmers and ranchers, how the regulations are written are important to preserve the ability of cooperatives to continue to use those financial instruments. The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives has focused on who will be regulated as a “swap dealers,” the end-user exception to mandatory clearing, capital and margin requirements, and other issues that would affect farmer co-ops. The CFTC will be finalizing those rules throughout 2011 and 2012.

Presenter Bio(s)
Kevin Natz is a Vice President of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC), a national association representing America’s farmer cooperatives. He is responsible for issue areas including Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), international trade, transportation, and USDA administered programs. Responsibilities for CFTC include representing farmer cooperatives’ interests before the Congress and Administration relating to implementation of the derivates title of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Prior to joining NCFC in 2009, Natz served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2008 to 2009. Prior to that, he was director of trade policy for the U.S. Grains Council in Washington, D.C., specializing in international market access, disputes, and negotiations. In addition, Natz spent four years with Sparks Companies, Inc. where he was an economic and policy analyst.

A PODCast of this workshop is now availble. Click here to order/view.

Additional Information

For more information regarding this series or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the NSAC National offices, 136 S. Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45402, 937-222-6707, email: info@nsacoop.org