Ag Industry & Crop Management Conference

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2020 Ag Industry & Crop Management Conference
February 11 – 12, 2020 | Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines

The official Iowa CCA winter conference sponsored by the Iowa CCA Program

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. This CCA event is held in conjunction with the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference (ASC) – SEE FULL TWO DAY AGENDA HERE – (NOTE: You are leaving the CCA page to view.) The ASC is a two-day event that offers networking opportunities and more.

Learning tracks include:

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

EARLY REGISTRATION = $225 ($50 discount before January 28, 2020)

ONSITE REGISTRATION = $275
(All registrations after January 29, 2019)

CCAs that participate fully in the 2-day conference can earn up to 7 CEUs Tuesday during sessions plus 1 additional self-report credit from the indoor field-day, and up to 5 credits Wednesday during special sessions (included) and indoor field-day. 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. Speaker presentation is available for download after the conference for attendees.

How To Register

Visit the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference event site for more details on the two-day conference.

Click here to register – www.agribizshowcase.com/cca

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | BREAKOUT SESSIONS

PRINT TUESDAY AGENDA HERE (PDF) & VIEW WEDNESDAY AGENDA ONLINE

9:00 AM – SESSION A | MORNING PLENARY SESSION

Upper Conference Room  

Weather Risk in Production Agriculture
– Eric Snodgrass, Nutrien Ag Solutions

The Midwestern Pest Predicament: New Invaders, Old Foes, and Resistance Abound
– Meaghan Anderson, ISU

Untangling Pest Management Panel Discussion
– Ron Geis, Corteva; Gary Schmitz, BASF; & Denny Lawrence, Bayer

11:30 AM – SESSION B

Room A | CM – CROP MANAGEMENT

Title TBA
– Denny Lawrence, Bayer

Room B | NM – NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

Nitrate Sensors for Nutrient Management
– Mike Castellano, EngeniousAg, LLC

Room C | PM – PEST MANAGEMENT

Drone Spraying for Agriculture: The Why, What, and How
– Michael Ott, Rantizo

Room D | SW – SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT

From Dirt to Soil
– Kevin Glanz, Honey Creek Seed Company

12:30 PM – IOWA CCA AWARD LUNCHEON

UPPER CONFERENCE ROOM (click here to RSVP for award luncheon – award recipients only)

-Catered Lunch
-Iowa CCA Years of Service Awards Presentation
-Iowa CCA of the Year Award

Water Quality Initiative Leader Award for Iowa CCAs 
– Presented by IDALS, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig

1:30 PM – SESSION C

Room A | CM – CROP MANAGEMENT

Improve Application Control and Reduce Costs Utilizing Machine Technology and Field Intelligence
– Jamie Brand, AgriVision

Room B | NM – NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

Title TBA
– Laila Pyntel, University of Nebraska

 Room C | PM – PEST MANAGEMENT

The Future of Precision Agriculture is TINY – Nanotechnology in Crop Protection
– Mark Varner, Vive Crop Protection

Room D |  SW – SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT

On-Farm Research Reveals Cover Crop Realities in Iowa
Stefan Gailans, Practical Farmers of Iowa

2:30 PM – SESSION D

Room A | CM – CROP MANAGEMENT

IPM 101: Test Your Pest Knowledge
– Meaghan Anderson, Iowa State University

Room B | NM – NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

Hot Topics in Ag: Biologicals, Soil Health, Approaches to Soil Sampling
– Oscar Ruiz, WPA Corp

Room C | PM – PEST MANAGEMENT

Title TBA
– Gary Schmitz, BASF

Room D | SW – SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT

Improving Soil Health and Improving Profits Through Regenerative Practices
– Tom Lawler, Indigo Ag

3:30 PM – SESSION E

Room A | CM – CROP MANAGEMENT
Is It really Hemp, Hemp, Hooray for Iowa
– Robin Pruisner, IDALS

Room B | NM – NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

TBA

Room C | PM – PEST MANAGEMENT

What’s All This Excitement About Enlist?
– Scott Jungman, Corteva Agriscience

Room D | SW – SOIL & WATER MANAGEMENT

Title TBA
Jennifer Jensen, Sustainable Environmental Consultants