VA Crop Production Association

Virginia Organization dedicated to Crop Production, Education and a continuous Pro-Active approach to Virginia Agriculture

VACPA Annual Meeting Information:

The 2018 VACPA Annual Meeting 
will be 
January 16, 17, & 18

Below is the program for this year's (2017) meeting.
As you can see we had a great meeting with great speakers and topics.
The program qualified for VA, VA Private, MD, NC, and WV Pesticide Recertification. 
Also available were CCA CEU's and VA Nutrient Management Credits.
VA Nutrient Management Credits.......
Tuesday 6 Wednesday 2 Thursday 4 Total of 12  

"Managing For Success"

Tuesday January 17, 2017

CCA CEU's-------------Nutrient Management  4 Soil & Water 2 Crop Management 2

8:00-9:30         Registration:    Angela Phillips     

9:30-10:20       Farm Management Software: What is it now, where is it going & how does the Dealer of the Future Fit? Mike Preiner, Granular                       

10:20-11:10     Updates to the Bay Model Regarding Nutrient Reductions          

Mark Dubin, University of Maryland

11:10-12:00     Strategically Addressing Stakeholder Concerns with 4R Nutrient Stewardship Peyton Harper, TFI

12:00-1:00      LUNCH

1:00-1:50         Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health Mark VanGessel, University of DE

1:50-2:40         Fertilizers: A Global Commodity Melinda Sposari, TFI

2:40-2:55         Break?

2:55-3:45         FieldWatch-An Overview of DriftWatch & BeeCheck Stewardship Tools in Agriculture? Stephanie Regagnon, FieldWatch                                  

3:45-4:35         Precision Ag -A Tool for Improving Nutrient Use Efficiency & Grower Profitability David Swain, Southern States

4:35-5:25         Soil Test Interpretation, Base Saturations & How We Make Recommendations are made from Those Results?            Pauric McGroary, Waypoint Analytical         

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Pesticide Recertification Day for Commercial & Private Applicators

Certification Review Class 8:30-4:00

CCA CEU's-------------Nutrient Management  1 Pest Management 6.5 Crop Management 1

7:30-8:30         Registration: Angela Phillips

8:30-9:20         Off-Target Training: Keeping 2,4D and Dicamba on Site Charlie Cahoon, Eastern Shore AREC           

9:20-10:10       Planning a Year Round Grazing System Les Vough, NRCS                    

10:10-10:30       BREAK 

10:30-11:20     Strategies for Profitable Wheat ProductionWade Thomason, VA Tech

11:20-12:10     Limiting Nematode Damage in Row-Crops on Coastal Plain Soils Paul Bodenstine, Renwood Farms

12:10-1:30       LUNCH Legislative Update Katie Frazier, VA Agribusiness Council, Scholarship Recipients, VACPA Annual Meeting  

1:30-2:20         Knowing What Right Looks Like--Pesticide Regulation in Virginia? Liza Fleeson Trossbach, VDACS

2:20-3:10         Pesticide Investigations: What to Expect and How to Avoid Problems in 2017 Richard Jones,            VDACS                      

3:10-3:30         Break

3:30-4:20         Weed Management Updates--From Herbicides To Herbicide-Less Approaches"

Michael Flessner, VA Tech

4:20-5:10         Update on Insect Control Issues Sally Taylor, VA Tech

5:10-5:40         Give me a break -- Another pesticide safety talk?? Scott Reiter, VA Cooperative Extension    

5:40-7:00         Social

Thursday January 19, 2017

CCA CEU's-------------Nutrient Management  1 Soil & Water 2 Crop Management 1

7:30-8:30         BREAKFAST Sandy Adams, Commissioner of Agriculture

8:30-9:20         High Yield Soybean Production  Dan Poston, Pioneer                            

9:20-10:10       Fertility Program for High Yield Beans Dan Poston, Pioneer

10:10-10:25     Break

10:25-11:15     Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) & Other Mind-Bending Equipment Strategies for Preventing Soil Compaction Chris Lawrence, USDA-NRCS

11:15-12:05   Biology of Soil Compaction Jim Hoorman, NRCS










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