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 […]

Delaware Urban Farm & Food Coalition

Offsite The Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition (DEUFFC) is committed to expanding the production, distribution, and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables in the greater Wilmington area as means to improve public health, as well as to increase job opportunities and beautify blighted neighborhoods. Feel the pulse of Delaware’s urban agriculture community!  In this […]

Agronomy/Soybean – PM – Thursday, January 12, 2017

Exhibit Hall 1:15 p.m.—2:05 p.m. Horseweed, Palmer, Ragweed-Are We Gaining on Them? Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist, University of Delaware 2:05 p.m.—2:50 p.m. Crediting Delaware Agriculture Through Chesapeake Bay Partnership Models and Documenting Success Through Monitoring Rich Batiuk, Associate Director for Science, Analysis and Implementation, United States Environmental Protection Agency 2:50 p.m. BREAK/VISIT […]

Agronomy/Soybean Session – AM -Thursday, January 12, 2017

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m. Doors Open-Visit with Exhibitors 8:30 a.m.—9:20 a.m. Field Crops Disease Management Update Dr. Nathan Kleczewski, Research and Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology, University of Delaware 9:20 a.m.—10:10 a.m. Update to the UD Agronomic Crop Fertility Recommendations Dr. Amy Shober, Extension Nutrient Management […]

Small Flock Poultry – PM – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Exhibit Hall Board Room Moderator:  Dr. Brigid McCrea, Extension Poultry Specialist, Delaware State University 6:00 p.m.—6:05 p.m. Introductions Dr. Brigid McCrea, Extension Poultry Specialist, Delaware State University 6:05 p.m.—6:50 p.m. Top Myths in Poultry Health and Production Dr. Jon Moyle, Poultry Specialist, University of Maryland Extension 6:50 p.m. BREAK 7:00 p.m.—7:45 p.m. Antibiotic vs. Non-Antibiotic […]

Fresh Market/Vine Crops – FVGAD – PM – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:20 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Disease Management in Vine Crops (watermelons, muskmelons, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers) Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland and University of Delaware 2:00 p.m.—2:10 p.m. Vine Crop Herbicide Update Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist, University […]

Soil Health Workshop – PM – Thursday, January 12, 2017

Exhibit Hall 5:00 p.m. Dinner Available to Workshop Participants 6:00 p.m.—6:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions 6:05 p.m.—6:25 p.m. Cover Crops: Why Grow a Crop You Don’t Sell? Russell Hedrick, JRH Grain Farms LLC, Hickory, North Carolina 6:25 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Tailoring Cover Crops and Management to Your Farming Goals Russell Hedrick, JRH Grain Farms LLC, Hickory, […]

Direct Marketing Session – AM – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Exhibit Hall Board Room  9:00 a.m.—9:10 a.m. Welcome 9:10 a.m.—9:20 a.m. The Value of Statistics and Marketing Dale Hawks, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service 9:20 a.m.—9:45 a.m. Building Business and Making Connections at the PMA Fresh Summit Panel Discussion 9:45 a.m.—10:05 a.m. Your Farm, Their Values: How to Talk to Consumers About Tough Topics Stacey […]

Processing Vegetables – FVGAD – AM – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 9:00 a.m.—9:20 a.m. Parthenocarpic Pickling Cucumber Variety Trials, Nitrogen Application Rates, and Population Studies. Processing Pepper Variety Trials. Updates on Research with Bacterial Inoculants in Lima Beans. Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 9:20 a.m.—9:40 a.m. […]

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 6.   6:00 p.m.         Social Hour 7:00 p.m.         Dinner Presentation of 2017 FVGAD Distinguished Service Award Presentation of 2017 FVGAD Family Award Invited Guest Entertainment: Dan Cain – Illusionist/Mentalist […]

Small Ruminant Session – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Exhibit Hall Board Room  6:00 p.m.—6:05 p.m. Welcome and Announcements  6:05 p.m.—6:20 p.m. Introduction and Future Prospective of Delaware State University’s Small Ruminant Program Dr. Kwame Mathews, Assistant Professor and Small Ruminant Specialist, Delaware State University  6:20 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Traceability and the National Scrapie Eradication Program Dr. Alan Huddleston, Associate Team Lead, USDA, APHIS, VS, […]

Equine Session – PM – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Exhibit Hall  Moderator:  Sydney Riggi, Extension Agent, Nutrient Management, University of Delaware  6:00 p.m.—6:05 p.m. Welcome and Announcements  6:05 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Understanding Your Farm’s Soil Type and Its Impact on Your Pasture Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware  6:30 p.m.—7:15 p.m. Managing the Risk of Laminitis in Horses on Pasture Dr. Sarah Ralston, […]

Hay and Pasture Conference – PM – Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Commodities Building Moderator:  Dan Severson, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware  1:00 p.m.—1:20 p.m. Greetings from American Forage and Grassland Council Robert Shoemaker, President-Elect, American Forage and Grassland Council 1:20 p.m.—1:50 p.m. *Hay Testing: How to Sample and What Numbers to Expect for Various Types of Hay David Wert, President and Reporter, Market News, Lewisburg, […]