LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

FEBRUARY 13 - 14, 2018

 

The Ag Industry & Crop Management Conference is perfect for CCAs that wish to earn their CCA Continuing Educational Units (CEUs). Experts from agribusiness, regulatory agencies, and educational institutions will be presenting to attendees. All speakers are nationally recognized in their profession. Speakers are hand selected by the Iowa CCA Program Learning Committee to provide the highest quality of topics and knowledge. SEE FULL TWO DAY AGENDA HERE

Learning tracks include:

  • Crop Management
  • Nutrient Management
  • Pest Management
  • Soil & Water Management

EARLY REGISTRATION = $225 ($50 discount before January 16, 2018)

ONSITE REGISTRATION = $275
(All registrations after January 16, 2018)

CCAs that participate fully in the conference will earn up to 16 CEUs. Attendees can earn 10 credit hours on day one and up to 5 credit hours on day two. Certified Crop Advisers will have expanded working knowledge on issues of conservation, water quality, resistance and so much more. Please come to the session prepared to take notes. 

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2.13 Tuesday Agenda

8:00 AM - Session A

Morning Plenary Session - Upper Conference Room

Bob Hartzler, ISU
Charles Hurburgh, ISU
Gretchen Paluch, IDALS

9:30 AM - Session B

Room A

CM
Crop Management

Session Title
Chuck Knight, Monsanto 

Room B

PD
Professional Development 

Recent Development in China and the Impacts on US Agriculture 
Wendong Zhang, ISU

Room C

PM
Pest Management

Session Title
Speaker - TBA 

 

Room D

SW
Soil & Water Management

Part 1: Basics of Soil Health
Doug Peterson, NRCS

10:30 AM - Session C

CM
Crop Management

The Business Case for Soil Health Focused Management
Dave Muth, AgSolver

NM
Nutrient Management 

Session Title
Matt Lechtenberg, IDALS - Iowa Water Quality Initiative

PM
Pest Management 

Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan and the Resistance Management Specialty (RMS):  Opportunities for CCAs  
Evan Sivesind, ISU

SW
Soil & Water Management

Part 2: Systems Approach to Soil Health
Doug Peterson, NRCS

11:30 AM - Iowa CCA Award Luncheon & AAI Member Luncheon

Upper Conference Room

Catered Lunch
Iowa CCA Years of Service Awards Presentation 
Iowa CCA of the Year Award
Water Quality Award by IDALS

Keynote Speaker: TBD

12:30 PM - Afternoon Plenary session - Session D

Upper Conference Room

Panel Discussion with Q&A
Mark Storr, BASF
John Cantwell, Monsanto

Kristine Schaefer, ISU (Moderator)

2:00 PM - Session E

CM
Crop Management 

Digital Ag Update: Drones & Data
Ryan Berman, ISU

NM
Nutrient Management 

Session Title
Antonio Mallarino, ISU

PM
Pest Management 

Managing Risk With New Sprayer Technology
Craig Jorgensen, AGCO Crop

SW
Soil & Water Management

10 Lessons About Cover Crops
Steve Berger, Iowa Producer

3:00 PM - Session F

CM
Crop Management 

Managing Soil Health: Where to Start & What to Measure
Edwin Suarez, Midwestern BioAg

NM
Nutrient Management 

Impact of 4R Nitrogen Management on Nitrate Loss
Matt Helmers, ISU

PM
Pest Management 

Solutions that Apply Targeted Coverage
Adam Seabert, John Deere

SW
Soil & Water Management

Keep Your Farmer Customers Happy With Better Cover Crop Recommendations
Sarah Carlson, PFI

2.14 Wednesday Agenda

7:30 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM - Showcase Floor Opens

9:00 AM - Iowa Seed Forum

9:00 AM - Commercial Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification 

12:00 PM - All Industry Luncheon

1:30 PM - Conservation College Presented by INREC

2:45 PM - Door Prize Drawing

3:00 PM - Showcase Floor Closes

SEE FULL AGENDA AND OTHER DETAILS FOR WEDNESDAY SESSIONS ON 2018 EVENT SCHEDULE PAGE

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