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. […]

Poultry Session – Afternoon – Monday, January 8, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderators:  Georgie Cartanza, University of Delaware and Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland Extension 1:25 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Welcome and Announcements  1:30 p.m.—1:45 p.m. 2018 Farm Bill Update: Remarks from Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester The Honorable Lisa Blunt Rochester, Member of the House Agriculture Committee 1:45 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Embracing Change in the Poultry Industry […]

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 […]

Fresh Market Session – FVGAD – Tuesday, January 9, 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. Managing Phytophthora capsici in Vegetable Crops Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland […]

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 […]

General & Produce Food Safety Session – FVGAD -Tues., Jan. 9, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware GENERAL SESSION 8:55 a.m.—9:00 a.m. Welcome David Marvel, Jr., FVGAD President  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. New Promotion Program from the Delaware Department of Agriculture Stacey Hofmann, Communication […]

Poultry Session – Evening – Monday, January 8, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderators:  Georgie Cartanza, University of Delaware and Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland Extension 5:45 p.m.—5:50 p.m. Biosecurity for Commercial Poultry Growers Video University of Maryland  5:50 p.m.—6:20 p.m. Ventilation for Bird Health Michael Czarick, University of Georgia  6:20 p.m. BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS  6:35 p.m.—7:20 p.m. Poultry Disease Updates: Managing Risks for Necrotic […]

Fruit Session – FVGAD – Monday, January 8, 2018

Commodities Building Moderator:  Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware 6:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Pesticide Safety Basics for Applicator Protection Kerry Richards, Pesticide Safety Educator, University of Delaware 6:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Developing a Multi-Species Tree and Small Fruit Spray Program David Myers, Agriculture Agent, University of Maryland 7:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m. Strawberry […]