Pesticides, Bee Safety & Value of Forage – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Special Session  – FVGAD Moderator:  Faith Kuehn, Plant Industries Administrator, Delaware Department of Agriculture 1:15 p.m.—1:25 p.m. Introduction Faith Kuehn, Plant Industries Administrator, Delaware Department of Agriculture  1:25 p.m.—1:30 p.m. The State of Delaware’s Bees (video) Meghan McConnell, Delaware State Apiarist 1:30 p.m.—2:10 p.m. Honey Bees and Other Bees as Fruit Pollinators Dr. […]

Delaware Urban Farm & Food Coalition

Offsite The Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition presents Karen Washington, Farmer/Owner, Rise and Root Farm, New York, New York The Power of Food: The Importance of Making Food and Agriculture Systems more Robust and Resilient through Diversity and Inclusion Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Networking and refreshments starting at 5:00 p.m. The Delaware […]

Agronomy/Soybean – Afternoon – Thursday, January 11, 2018

Exhibit Hall 1:15 p.m.—2:05 p.m. Field Crops Disease Management Update Dr. Alyssa Collins, Director, Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Penn State University  2:05 p.m.—2:55 p.m. Management of Malting Barley Talk to Enhance Yield and Quality Dr. Wade Thomason, Extension Agronomy Specialist, Virginia Tech 2:55 p.m.         BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS 3:15 p.m.—3:45 p.m. How to Protect […]

Agronomy/Soybean Session – AM -Thursday, January 11, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 8:00 a.m.—8:45 a.m. Doors Open-Visit with Exhibitors  8:45 a.m.—8:50 a.m. Whole Farm Revenue Protection Crop Insurance Laurie Wolinski, Director, Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center  8:50 a.m.—9:05 a.m. USDA Marketing Assistance Loans—A Marketing and Cash Flow Tool Maryann Reed, County Executive Director, Kent County […]

Small Flock Poultry – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Board Room 6:00 p.m.—6:10 p.m. Introduction, DSU Update Mike Wasylkowski, Delaware State University  6:10 p.m.—6:20 p.m. Farm School Pastured Broiler Project Andrew Wyttenbach, Student Worker, Delaware State University 6:20 p.m.—7:05 p.m. Feed and Feeding Small Flocks of Poultry Dr. Richard Barczewski, Chairman of Ag and Natural Resources, Delaware State University 7:05 p.m. BREAK/QUESTIONS  […]

Risk Management Session – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Board Room Crop Insurance  1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Whole Farm Revenue Protection-Record Keeping Tips and More Laurie Wolinski, University of Delaware Don Clifton Health Care, Wealth Care and Estate Planning Care-Understanding the Risk Management Strategies  2:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m. What Happens if I Don’t Pay into Social Security and Medicare? TBA  2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. How […]

Fresh Market/Vine Crops – FVGAD – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Cole Crop Variety Trials 2017-Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Tomatoes Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:30 p.m.—1:50 p.m.Phytophthora capsici in Vegetable Crops Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland and University of […]

Agriculture & EPA Session – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Board Room  Agriculture and the Environment – EPA Region 3 Deputy Regional Administrator Cecil Rodrigues and EPA Region 3 Agriculture Advisor Kelly Shenk will discuss EPA’s efforts to further open the lines of communication with the agricultural community.  They will provide updates on EPA’s national and regional programs and policies affecting agriculture, highlight […]

Processing Vegetables – FVGAD – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 8:55 a.m.—9:00 a.m. Welcome David Marvel, Jr., President, FVGAD 9:00 a.m.—9:05 a.m. Whole Farm Revenue Protection Insurance Laurie Wolinski, Extension Educator, University of Delaware 9:05 a.m.—9:25 a.m. Parthenocarpic Pickling Cucumber Variety Trials and Population Studies; Processing Pepper Variety Trials; Root Knot […]

Tile Drainage Session – Tuesday, January 9,2018

Exhibit Hall Board Room  Moderator:  James Adkins, Irrigation Specialist, University of Delaware 1:00 p.m.—1:02 p.m. Tile Drainage Session Welcome James Adkins, Irrigation Specialist, University of Delaware  1:02 p.m.—1:20 p.m. Legal Considerations for Tile Drainage Jayme Arthurs, USDA NRCS Delaware  1:20 p.m.—1:40 p.m. Basic Soil, Elevation and Outlet Components to a Successful Design Rich Gorlich, USDA […]

Soil Fertility Session – Evening – Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Exhibit Hall  Speakers will walk you through the basics of soil fertility and the challenges associated with managing our region’s coastal plain soils. The second half of the program will focus on primary nutrients and soil test reporting of those nutrients. Moderator:  Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware Speakers: Dr. Nicole Fiorellino, Chesapeake […]

Hay and Pasture Conference – PM – Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Commodities Building Moderator:  Dan Severson, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware  1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Healing the Land with High Density Grazing Doug Peterson, Missouri Rancher and Iowa and Missouri Regional Soil Health Specialist, Soil Health Division, USDA-NRCS, Des Moines, Iowa 2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Nutrients and Forage Quality Dr. Jarrod Miller, Agronomist, University of Delaware  3:00 […]

Woodland Management Workshop – AM – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Commodities Building “DELAWARE’S FOREST ASSETS” 8:30 am Registration 9:00 a.m. Delaware FORESTRY in Action: 2016 Update & 2017 Forecast Dr. Mike Valenti – Forestry Administrator, Delaware Forest Service 9:45 a.m.   Delaware Pollinator Protection Plan – “Bees Need Trees” Dr. Faith Kuehn, DDA- Plant Industries Administrator 10:30 a.m. Insect & Disease Concerns Affecting Delaware Forestland […]

40th Annual FVGAD Awards Banquet

Harrington Fire Hall, Harrington, Delaware **Pre-Registration Requested** Tickets are $30. To reserve tickets for the FVGAD Banquet, email Emmalea Ernest or call (302) 856-7303 by Friday, January 5.  6:00 p.m.         Social Hour 7:00 p.m.         Dinner Presentation of 2018 FVGAD Distinguished Service Award Presentation of 2018 FVGAD Family Award Invited Guest Speaker