Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop Program
February 22-23, 2001
Sponsored by NDSU Extension Service and University of Minnesota Extension Service
Thursday, February 22
8:30 -- Registration and refreshments
Memorial Union – Dakota Ballroom
9:00 -- General Session - Introduction
9:30 -- Concurrent sessions*
11:30 -- General Session - lunch and guest speaker: Robin
Silverman - “The Secret Power You Never Knew You Had”
1:00 -- Concurrent sessions*
3:00 -- Refreshment break
3:30 -- Concurrent sessions*
6:00 -- Social – Kelly Inn, O’Malley & O’Leary Room
Friday, February 23
7:30 -- Continental breakfast
8:00 -- Concurrent sessions*
10:00 -- Refreshment break
10:30 -- Concurrent sessions*
12:30 -- General Session - Lunch and closing remarks
* Participants will be able to attend all concurrent sessions on February 22 and two of the three sessions on February 3.
CEU credits for the Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) program have been requested.
This is an advanced workshop designed for agricultural professionals, including crop consultants, agronomists, ag dealers, extension agents, and industry representatives who advise farmers with crop production recommendations.
Nuts and Bolts of Biotechnology
The session will have two segments: 1) focus on how the overall process works and how current commercialized products are similar and different 2) biotech advantages/disadvantages and future implications.
Commodity Marketing and Crop Insurance Insights
This session will provide commodity marketing strategies for the upcoming marketing year and information on crop insurance alternatives for risk management.
Agriculture’s Potential Role in Reducing Greenhouse Gases
Discussion will be on the carbon cycle and how farmers by reducing tillage can take CO2 out of the atmosphere and store it in their soils as organic matter. Since no-till and reduced-till practices can improve the quality of soil, water, and air, the public may be willing to reward farmers for their environmental stewardship.
Managing Crop Diseases Under Overwhelming Environmental Conditions
Weather conditions have been overwhelmingly favorable for development of crop diseases in recent years in many areas of North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Management of diseases is a challenge under such circumstances. Some of the strategies available to meet these challenges will be discussed.
Developing Genetically Engineered Crops to Tackle Crop Production Challenges
in Our Region
Group exercises will allow participants to ‘design’ genetically-engineered crops for targeted uses and identify solutions and challenges with their designs.
Weed Control, Resistance, and Shifts
Information will include grass control in small grain, resistant weed listing and management, and weed shift occurrence with the steady acreage increase of herbicide-tolerant crops.
The number of workshop participants will be limited to 150. Preregistration (including fee payment) is required by February 12. Workshop enrollment will be filled on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Workshop fee is $125 per person. The fee covers the cost of refreshment breaks, meals, social and reference materials. A full refund of the preregistration fee will be provided if requested by February 16.
A letter will be sent to persons who have preregistered (completed form and paid fee) to confirm their enrollment in the workshop.
Reservations for lodging may be made directly with motels in the Fargo/Moorhead area. A block of rooms has been reserved at a reduced rate until February 8 at the Kelly Inn, 3800 Main Ave., Fargo, phone (701) 282-2143. Workshop participants must make their own lodging arrangements.
NDSU campus parking passes will be available for workshop participants during workshop registration. Car pooling is strongly encouraged when traveling to campus to reduce competition for limited parking spaces.
Mark Berg - President of Foundation EARTH, Tripp, SD
Dr. Larry Cihacek - Associate Professor, Soil Science,NDSU, Fargo
Dr. Marty Draper - Extension Plant Pathologist, South Dakota State Univ., Brookings
Dr. Tom Gulya - USDA-ARS Plant Pathologist, Northern Crops Science Lab, Fargo
Dr. Kirk Howatt - Assistant Professor, Weed Scientist, NDSU, Fargo
Dr. Roger Jones - Extension Plant Pathologist, Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul
Jim Kinsella - Farmer and Ag Tec Center manager, Lexington, Illinois
Mike Kozojed - Farmer and Ihry crop insurance salesman, Mayville
Mike Krueger - Agri-Mark Inc., Fargo
Dr. Don Lee - Associate Professor, Plant Geneticist, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln
Dr. Richard Zollinger - Associate Professor, Extension Weed Specialist, NDSU Extension Service, Fargo
Workshop Planning Committee
Greg Endres, co-chair, NDSU Extension Service, 701/652-2951
Ken Pazdernik, co-chair, University of Minnesota Extension Service, 218/784-7183
Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension Service
Jerry Arneson, Bremer Bank
Marvin Ebach, Centrol
Clark Helland, Prairie Ag Service
Anne Osborne, DuPont
Marcia McMullen, NDSU Extension Service
Darrell Mossett, Dacotah Agronomiks
Greg Riedman, Riverbend Agronomy